I've got a confession...
I'm pansexual. And I've never "come out".
My family doesn't know (or at least they didn't before I shared this). I'm not nervous about their reactions.
I have a sister and a brother who have each "come out" as bisexual. My mom doesn't quite "get it", but she accepts it and still loves them.
Nah, I'm not worried about their reactions. I honestly don't give a fuck what they think.
This is MY life, not theirs.
I guess what I'm really worried about is the downpour of questions I imagine will emerge from my revelation. I don't expect most of my family will understand how I can be attracted to people who aren't cisgender or who don't conform to traditional gender roles.
But why should I have to explain myself?
Why do we, as a society, have to "come out"?
WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO HIDE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Have you ever had a coming-out experience (could be yours or someone who's close to you)? What was it like?
Tell me in the comments!