What does coming out mean and why it concerns us all

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You may think that Coming Out does not concern you because you don't feel that you belong to the LGBTQIA+ community. Actually, Coming Out means so much more and might matter also for you!
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❓What does "coming out", aka "coming out of the closet", mean?

⚧ It's an expression linked to the LGBTQIA+ community, connected to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

✋🏻 Many people don't feel concerned about it.
And often, when we don't feel concerned about something, we don't try to understand it.
And when we do so, compassion may not come as an evident reflex or behavior.

🌎 But what if we generalize the concept in such a way that everybody feels concerned about it?

🔓 For us, The Coming Out Coaches, this term is the process we all have to go through when sharing our truth with someone.

We come out every time we are afraid of:

🙍🏻‍♀️ the consequences it will have on our life
👥 the reaction of the other person

Sharing your truth could concern many aspects:

🔸sexual orientation
🔹gender identity
🔸health-related reality (chronic diseases, mental illness, neurodiversity, etc.)
🔹financial struggles
🔸social status
🔹living conditions
🔸traumas
🔹fears
🔸struggles
🔹etc.

but also
👉🏻 dreams
👉🏻 wishes
👉🏻 needs
👉🏻 etc.

So "coming out" CONCERNS US ALL.

We all suffer and go through challenging moments whenever we need to share our truth with others, especially when we are uncertain of the outcome of that process.

And that is why we MUST:

1️⃣ increase our compassion
2️⃣ give space and safety to each other to be our true selves
3️⃣ minimize the negative judgment pretending that we cannot feel or understand what others are going through

✨ Our truth is our truth, and it reflects who we are. ✨

We all deserve to feel safe and comfortable to share it with the people around us.

🤝 Please, join us to create safe spaces for each other to be our true selves and share our truths!

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