This post is going to be very brief for two reasons. I lost an uncle whom I was extremely close to over the weekend and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around his death, it's a slow and difficult process.
Secondly, I'm hoping that you will provide me with a greater understanding and personal experiences on your coming out process or why you've chosen to remain in the closet in the comments section. I will be addressing this topic as soon as I'm able to write again.
I came across a blog entry by fellow blogger/activist Jasmyne Cannick and a special report by ABC News that both dealt with coming out. Jasmyne's post involved Tatianna, a graduating Senior at The University of South Carolina and the ABC report focused on the potential social and criminal consequences for gays and lesbians who decide to come out in Kenya. Two completely different worlds but both subjects face the same challenges.
One consistent theme is that black gays and lesbians are often afraid of losing their family. What's your story and how did your family react? Or why do you feel it's not necessary to come out?
Read Jasmyne's post: She Came Out And Now She Needs Our Support
Read the ABC News Special Report: Searching For Love Where Being Gay Is A Crime