What is 'coming out'?
The term "coming out" (of the closet) refers to the life-long process of the development of a positive sexual orientation or gender identity. It is a very long and difficult struggle for many individuals because they often have to confront many homophobic, heterosexist, and transphobic attitudes and discriminatory practices along the way. Some LGBTQ individuals first need to struggle with their own negative stereotypes and feelings of internalized homophobia which they learned when they were growing up around similar attitudes and beliefs.
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