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Coming Out: General Resources And Support

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Empty Closets features resources for LGBTQ people who are coming out to others or themselves, and to those who are curious or questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation. In addition to articles on related subjects, it has forums for discussion with others: emptycloset.com

The Gay and Lesbian Times' "Coming out transgender in same-sex relationships"
The GLT's article is available at http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/?id=9032, and focuses specifically on the issues faced by transgender individuals who come out while in a same-sex relationship.

Coming Out To Family

Coming Out To Parents
Colorado State University has a great page devoted to the process of coming out to parents. It goes into detail about what you could expect when you come out, depending on your family.
It is very important to keep in mind that every family is different, and so each coming out experience will be unique to that family. You can find the page at:
http://glbtss.colostate.edu/coming-out-to-your-parents.

 

Coming Out At Work Or School

HRC's Guide To Coming Out At Work
The HRC gives a brief but thorough list of issues to consider and approaches to take when coming out at work. Read it at http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/coming-out-at-work.

 

After Coming Out

PFLAG's "Tips for a Happy Holiday for GLBT People"
PFLAG offers tips for surviving the holidays, at or away from home:http://community.pflag.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=278&srcid=270.

PFLAG's "Tips for a Happy Holiday for Families and Allies"
PFLAG offers tips to families and allies of LGBTQ people, during the holidays:http://community.pflag.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=270&srcid=278.

The Point Foundation
The Point Foundation provides financial support, leadership, and mentoring, on the basis of both merit and need to LGBTQ undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Find them at http://www.thep http://www.thepointfoundation.org/ointfoundation.org/.

 

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