Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another National Coming Out Day

It's National Coming Out Day and I'm sitting in the doorway. I thought I might un-whine a bit by saying how grateful I am for all the progress I have made in the past year. But there is far to go. There is far I want to go.

Perhaps it is my personality. In Myers-Briggs terms, I'm very much an Extrovert. I like to talk about it (what ever "it" might be). So, to keep it so quiet is difficult for me to do. I'm very grateful for the friends I do have with whom I can share that part of my inner life, as well as the rest of me.

Last night, in dropping off my youngest at her mom's house, my wife said she knew what today was and she would be thinking about me. I had to hold back tears. She is a great woman, and I am grateful.

The weather has cooled and the sun is shining. I've got to get out for a walk today. My soul (and my fat body) need it. Something for me, today.


Lemuel said...

I, for one, am very grateful that you talk about it.

T. Trist said...


Here's a great contribution from two lesbian women to commemorate the National Coming Out Day
Video of the Ultimate Coming Out - Wow!

You can also go directly to Their story will be told in a documentary film. I feel this will be groundbreaking for the GLBT community.

Jeremiah Andrews said...

I would like you to write a reflection for us on coming out, a year later. What has changed, how you see yourself and how you see the world around you and finally, how those who love you supported you into becoming the man you are today.

Happy Day


Ur-spo said...

indeed happy coming out, in all the ways liberating it can mean.

Brad said...

Coming out, as you well know, is not a one day process.

Sometimes it feels like everyday is "Coming Out Day".

And in the end, I wonder why it matters so damned much to begin with.

That wife of yours is a wonderful woman. But you already knew that!

Derek said...

Wow, how did I miss this? She does sound like a great woman! Hope your having a great weekend

BentonQuest said...

Remember, coming-out is a process and not an event.