one of the most difficult things to talk about these days is one's
sexual orientation. Religion, society in general, family members,
or even friends can make this an unpleasant subject to address.
Nevertheless, there are people who prefer to face
the intolerance and misconceptions out there and say who they are.
These people want to have the same place, rights, and duties in
society that other citizens have. Experiences show that after
“coming out of the closet,” as declaring one's homosexuality
is popularly known, people feel liberated, more emotionally stable,
and more tolerant of any type of discrimination. They know that
their struggle for acceptance and respect will take time.
However, being honest and accepting who you are with dignity
is the first step.
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