Coming Out – It’s All The Rage
With gubernatorial candidate Democrat Mike Michaud coming out...a lot of us who have done that are reliving the moment.
It IS a moment. Every story is different, but I think it's safe to say that the end result of that weight lifted off your shoulders is a common feeling. The Press Herald did a story recently on coming out and interviewed me. I'll never forget it. It was live on the radio, during the Q Morning Show back in the summer of 2011. I was scared to death.
Not so much about coming out, but just how to actually say it without sounding preachy, or nonchalant...or...hell...whatever.
I know that it shouldn't be a big deal, or even news worthy - but it still is. If you are struggling with coming out, all I can say and advise is...well, you'll know when it's time. Do it when YOU want to, when YOU are up to it. But I can tell you - the scariest part is all in your head.
It continues to be one of the best things I've ever done. That and quitting trans fats.