Coming out is a big deal! After you’ve made the decision to come out, the next question is figuring out who to tell. As mentioned before, this should be someone who you trust and feel like will support you.
If you’re not sure how someone will respond to you coming out, you could get a sense of that person’s attitudes by asking them about their attitudes towards LGBTQIA+-related topics in the news, about LGBTQIA+ celebrities, or even LGBTQIA+ stories and characters.
Think about why you want to come out to a person and why now. Is this the best time for you and the person you want to tell? What factors could make the process easier or more challenging?
After reading through this guide, you may decide that this is not a good time for you to come out and that’s okay. The RCSGD and other community organizations on campus provide safe, inclusive spaces to explore your identity and connect with a supportive community.