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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self About Coming Out?
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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self About Coming Out?

Beth Skwarecki, Gawker Media

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It's National Coming Out Day, when people who are comfortably "out" (as gay, or trans, or whatever they had to come out about) share the story of how they began telling people who they really are. But at the same time, others may not feel ready or safe enough to come out.

If you've ever had to make a decision about coming out-and deal with the aftermath-what would you tell your younger self? Was it easier or harder than you expected? What surprised you?

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