COME OUT COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE

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    Jan 20, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    There is a theory that suggests that if every gay person in the US came out, every American would know a gay person.

    The theory suggests that people who know us tend to vote for our equal rights.

    Are you out to all of your family and friends?
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    Jan 20, 2009 6:03 PM GMT
    Yes, I am. Totally. In fact, I just re-outed myself. Here.
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/398587/
    But I live in the UAE, not USA. Someone send me and Sed plane tix, pronto! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 20, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
    LOL. Shuddup. I'm perfectly capable of buying my own ticket, thank you. icon_razz.gif

    No, I'm only out to one person in real life - my straight male bestfriend. Bleh. Still waiting for financial circumstances to change before I take the next big step. I'm getting kinda impatient, but I really don't want to come out prematurely, especially since I'm still financially dependent on my parents.
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    Jan 20, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    I'm totally out and love it this way... It took a while but when I did it, I did it right. I've found that I haven't lost even on friend from coming out either. I feel very lucky.

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    Jan 20, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    100% out
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    Jan 20, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    yeah. I'm pretty much out. Family and good friends know. I do, however, get a kick out of people who assume I'm straight and then do the whole jaw-dropping motion when they figure out that I'm gay. It's hilarious and brings a tear of joy to my eye.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidyeah. I'm pretty much out. Family and good friends know. I do, however, get a kick out of people who assume I'm straight and then do the whole jaw-dropping motion when they figure out that I'm gay. It's hilarious and brings a tear of joy to my eye.


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    Jan 20, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    Nobody knows I'm gay.....(it's on the t-shirt).

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    Jan 20, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Oh by the way, everyone I know, knows I am gay. Been way out for years.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    I'm out to about 40% of the people I know...that includes my roommates, neighbors, and close friends.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    100% out.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    jimib saidThere is a theory that suggests that if every gay person in the US came out, every American would know a gay person.

    The theory suggests that people who know us tend to vote for our equal rights.

    Are you out to all of your family and friends?


    If you think about it, everyone does know a gay person, they just don't necessarily know it! (I always said something along the lines when at work someone might say "Oh William, you're our first gay employee, it's great to have diversity yadayadayada".)

    And totally out to answer your question (kinda hard when you're filling out forms and you're married to a man to stay in the closet!)
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    sure. got nothing to hide. =)
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:21 PM GMT


    Yes, we are 100%.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    Yikes... Prop 8 was voted into law here in Cali. Perhaps a few years from now? I think a lot of people here know a lot of gay people. Bummer. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    I am out to all the heteros I know, but I wouldn't dare come out to a homosexual. It is crass.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    I'm out. The rest of the world only fears and hates what it doesn't know. When people see that we're not really all that different after all, a little light bulb snaps on and the world is one person closer to being a happy place for all.

    It took me forever to realize I was gay because who I felt I was didn't jive with what I saw portrayed in the media as gay. I think it's all our duties, if we want the right of inclusion and acceptance, to show the world exactly what it is to be gay, and how many colors there are in that funky little rainbow.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    interesting
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    I'm so out I'm in.
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    Jan 20, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Only not out to my extended family, and that;s not going to change
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    Jan 21, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    rawr said
    justinono saidYikes... Prop 8 was voted into law here in Cali. Perhaps a few years from now? I think a lot of people here know a lot of gay people. Bummer. icon_rolleyes.gif


    It only passed because of mobilization of the right, and blacks (who are ironically notoriously bigotted -- 7/10 voted for prop 8 ) actually going to vote.


    I'm actually quite curious to know what your point is?
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    Jan 21, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    zdrew said... show the world exactly what it is to be gay, and how many colors there are in that funky little rainbow.

    Very well said. People will continue to see gay people as caricatures and stereotypes as long as their view of gay people comes from Queer as Folk and gay pride parades. They don't think of their masculine auto mechanic, or the guy sitting next to them at the football stadium, as being gay.
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    Jan 21, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    Everyone has varying degrees of homosexuality so I guess that's why some people don't feel comfortable "coming out." But yeah I agree that if everyone who definitely preferred men made it known then homophobia would decrease on a mass scale.
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    Jan 21, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    Around 95% out. My immediate family knows (still waiting for word of mouth to get the whole family) and most of my friends know.

  • Jan 21, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    100% out icon_biggrin.gif