By Brandy Black
Last week was National Coming Out Day — a day in which the world celebrates all the brave LGBTQ individuals who have come out and are now living their truth. It’s not an easy task to come out. It’s a personal journey that many people in the LGBTQ community take. Though the journey is different for each person, it’s not a very easy task to take on.
Take my wife, Susan. Last week, we shared a video, “Our Coming Out Story, Part One.” In this first video, Susan recounts her coming out story to our subscribers and it wasn’t easy for her to do as you’ll see when watching the video. Despite the fact that many years have passed, we are married, and we have three children together, I could only hug her as she recounted her parent’s reactions to her coming out and how she felt at that time.
Though it wasn’t easy for Susan to share her coming out story and it brought up old feelings, it’s important that we do. Yes, marriage equality may be legal all across the U.S., but there’s still pockets of communities in which being gay or trans is not accepted or not very well-known about. There’s still generations who need our guidance and support, who need to know that they are not alone and that others who have come out before them can live happily in their own truth, with a family and a future.
Check out the video below and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss my coming out story.