Like the pilot who uses his skill and calm to land a plane safely so all the passengers are saved or the firefighter who enters a burning building to rescue a child trapped inside, the person who comes out of the closet saves not only the lives of others who find hope and strength to go on for another day by their example, but they save their own life. Coming out is life-saving for the one who comes out and for those who witness their courageous act.
I definitely have a “coming out hero” whose being out made it easier for me to do the same. I wouldn’t be overdramatic if I said she saved my life.
Do you have a “coming out hero”?
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