Living Your Identity
Dr. Robert McLaughlin introduces us to the joys and concerns related to sharing our sexual orientation or gender identity with others in our social network. Today we live a different world than even ten years ago. Evaluate your own situation to determine how Dr. McLaughlin’s expertise can be applied to family.
Introduction to Coming Out
Dr. McLaughlin offers sound advice about coming out.
Reasons for Coming Out
Dr. McLaughlin has some insightful reasons for coming our that may give you encouragement for sharing in your social network.
There are always some persons who are well meaning that want to help you with your coming out. Others might be spiteful and wanting to cause you harm. Dr. McLaughlin’s approach can help you deal with the disclosure.
Have you seen unintended disclosure in your family? How was the situation handled?
COMING OUT TO YOURSELF
Michael Migura sets the stage for understanding homophobia and the feelings one experiences daily in today’s world.
COMING OUT TO ADULT FAMILY
The process for coming out to adults requires the same careful process as coming out to children. However, there are many more considerations such as background, culture and familiarity with some of the words they will be hearing in a new context (you).
ALWAYS COMING OUT
The fact of being GLBTQ+ means that you are always coming out. Sometimes it feels normal. Other times the place, the persons involved, situation and so on make you feel uncomfortable.