Coming Out at Christmas

Coming Out at Christmas – London Gay Men’s Chorus
When I came out (albeit, under duress) to my parents, it was a Christmastime.  It was not my choice, and I would have either chosen a better time or never told them at all.  I can’t say that coming out at Christmas is the best time, but it is up to you.  There is always drama to coming out, even if your family is very accepting, it is still dramatic to you.  If you are going home to spend time with your family, or seeing family you don’t see often, then the holidays are full of drama as well.  Needless to say, that Christmas 6 years ago today when my parents found out I was gay was dramatic.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

3 responses to “Coming Out at Christmas

  • jaygeemmm

    I actually came out to my sister's best friend (of probably 35 years) the other night. She mentioned stopping by to see dad and me, and I mentioned maybe not being here. She asked why and I just said "screw it" and gave her the blog addy…ten minutes later she was reading post after post and commenting!No drama there!Merry Christmas!Peace <3Jay

  • M@rvin

    Merry Xmas! Here's hoping this holiday season is less stressful for you.

  • JoeBlow

    Jay, this time of year makes for an interesting time to come out.M@rvin, it is much less stressful. I just go with the flow.

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