“Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides” – NPR

coming outWednesday Holmes/ @hellomynameiswednesday for NPR

by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low

“Coming out is scary no matter how old you are or how loving your friends and family may be. You’re revealing a deeply vulnerable side of yourself, and fearing that the person you’re sharing with could say something harmful in response.

“On the flip side, when someone comes out to you, it can be tricky to know what to say. How do you express uncertainty or fears without seeming insensitive? How do you show your support without being overbearing? Even the most well-intentioned listeners can accidentally say something wrong.

“Coming out conversations, with all of their nuances, can be tricky to navigate.

“But fear not, we’re here to help. For this episode of Life Kit, we spoke to queer and trans people about their own coming out experiences and the advice they would give to people on both sides of the conversation.”

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