08 November 2014

Why We Don't Come Out

Most people don't realize that, for all of the advances made in attaining equality for LGBT people, we still face suspicion, hostility; the prospect of losing our friends, families, jobs and housing; and even the risk of violence against us.

That is one reason why, even as the social and legal climate are changing, nearly half of all LGBT people don't come out to anyone:

Moreover, the reasons why some of us don't "come out" are depressingly familiar:

and the repercussions of "coming out" are still too common:

These charts came from an excellent article Tabitha Speelman wrote for The Atlantic last year.

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