19 May '11, 3am

How To React When Someone Comes Out: Dos and Don'ts for Straight Allies

DOS AND DON'TS FOR STRAIGHT ALLIES Coming out can be very emotional for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It can be exciting or provide a tremendous sense of relief, but it also carries the risk of rejection, discrimination, harassment or even physical violence. A person who is coming out may experience a roller coaster combination of joy, fear, self-confidence, vulnerability, pride or anxiety. For a straight person, it isn't necessarily any easier. Even straight people who support LGBT rights may still be shocked or feel awkward when their family member, friend or coworker pulls them aside to say, "I'm gay." They may not know how to react. They may also be afraid of making the situation uncomfortable or saying something they might regret. Everyone's experience is different, so there's no script to follow when someone comes out to you. But if you're respectful...

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