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October 11 has been designated as National Coming Out Day. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to come out today. Coming out is a very personal event and should only happen when you are ready to do so. Sometimes it can be scary, sometimes it can be fun, but no matter what, it’s important to be true to yourself.

 

 

Here are some links to think about using – whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgendered, a parent, or a straight ally – most of these links can help you find courage.

 

 

Click here for resources for all coming out scenarios. (The Human Rights Campaign)

Click here for resources if you’re a straight ally. (The Human Rights Campaign)

If you’re an LGBTQ teen who is thinking that suicide is the only answer, it is NOT THE ONLY ANSWER. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT! (The Trevor Project)

If you think this is it. Don’t. You’re not alone. It get’s so much better – click here. (It Gets Better)

If you need resources for LGBTQ Youth, click here. (Advocates for Youth)

If you’re looking to start a Gay/Straight Alliance, or need ideas about alliances, click here. (Gay/Straight Alliance Network)

If you’re a local parent who is concerned, confused, angry or disappointed, click here for the local chapter of PFLAG. (The Seymour chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

For information about the Pride Alliance of Columbus, click here. 

 

 

Or, if you need someone else to talk to, you can talk to me. I am a good listener and can help you find the help, support or encouragement that you need! Most importantly, remember to be true to yourself. You should not be ashamed of any one of your traits – no matter if you have brown eyes, pale skin, a big nose or you’re gay. It’s who you are. Embrace it.

About The Author

Tim Green

Tim Green is the co-host of the #QWakeUpCrew and can be heard on QMIX from 9 am to Noon. “I get to listen to music every day at work! How could I NOT love my job?!” His favorite part of the job is visiting various offices for the QMIX Office Party. Register for it now! Wait… read the rest of his bio, first. Then go and register! Tim is a pop culture fanatic, useless knowledge retainer, people-watcher, life-failer in remission that just happens to be borderline obsessed with Hollywood and is also long winded. He is still trying to find a film that lives up to his all-time favorite – “The Wizard of Oz.” You can follow the yellow brick road to him on Twitter : @Timmiejoe27! If Tim wasn't working on QMIX 107.3, his dream job would be a performer on Broadway – “I don’t need a leading role; just the funny side kick will do!”

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