Misconception Monday: Coming Out

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Welcome to Misconception Mondays! Every Monday a new topic will go up to discuss misconceptions and dispell myths. Covering topics from universities to sexuality, and careers to contraception, we want to hear what misconceptions you guys are facing.

Without further ado... this week we’re looking at misconceptions around coming out. It’s fair to say there are a whole load out there, and everyone’s experience will be different, but the top few from myself and the wonderful BurstingBubbles are:

  1. Coming out has to be a big deal - if the person you’re telling is accepting, it really doesn’t!
  2. You only have to come out once - meeting new people will mean coming out again and again
  3. That people will react/react negatively - most of the time people won’t be bothered by it
  4. That you ‘have’ to come out - it’s okay to wait until you’re ready and able to

What are the misconceptions you find exist around coming out? Were there any views you’ve held previously that you found were actually wrong?
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PRSOM!

Also that the first reaction someone has will be their lasting reaction e.g. if someone is confused/less accepting, that can definitely change :yep:
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