Coming Out Day

It is apparently International Coming Out Day, which is probably a good opportunity to point you once again to this post that I did for DiversifYA on growing up trans.

However, I’d also like to point you are this post by Kat Gupta. Coming out can be a wonderful thing, and there’s no question that having more people able to be out helps the campaign for equal rights. On the other hand there are still people in the world for whom coming out is not safe. Kat’s post refers to gay people in Egypt, but there are trans people in the UK who can’t come out safely, and even those who have come out may still have to keep parts of their lives very private. Coming out is a gift to the community, but it is a gift that not everyone can afford to give.