Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

What Would You Tell Your Closeted Self?

by Queerty News January 08, 2016

What Would You Tell Your Closeted Self?

 

Some of us spend more time in the closet than others. Looking back it all seems rather unnecessary for many of us, but everyone has their reasons for not coming out sooner.

Whether it’s fear of our friend’s judgement, the rejection of our parents and siblings, apprehension about how it could negatively impact our academic or professional careers, or simply a free-floating sense of unease at the prospect of venturing into wholly unchartered territory, exterior and interior forces can all too often conspire to keep us from telling our truth to the world — even if we’ve already faced that truth ourselves.

And it’s a vicious cycle: The longer it takes for you to make that first tentative step, the more time sweeps by that could’ve been spent easing into your new skin and living the life you were supposed to lead.

And, of course, the sooner you come to terms with your sexuality, the sooner you can soldier through all the necessary pitfalls, awkward phases, and transient growing pains that come part and parcel with the process.

In a new Buzzfeed video, a group of men and women reveal what it is that they would tell their fearful, formerly closeted selves in order to bolster their confidence, make the transition easier, and help them better steer their course.

Below you can hear what these folks would say.




Queerty News
Queerty News

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

WATCH: ‘Will & Grace’ Cast Reunite For Some Political Theater

by Dan Tracer September 27, 2016

As the world focused its attention on a qualified former Secretary of State and an unprepared orange car crash last night, a different sort of political theater was making waves across social media. Yes, the cast of Will & Grace delivered on those teases and reassembled for a reunion. God bless America. Related: This Totally ’90s Saved [...]

Continue Reading →

WATCH: Gaylebrities Reveal The Last Thing They Searched For On Google

by Tim Winfred September 27, 2016

Why does Bianca Del Rio need to wear large sunglasses? Which airline doesn’t have wifi? Queerty’s Tim Winfred, hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premiere of Hurricane Bianca to find out what some of your favorite “gaylebrities” have been searching for on Google. Watch the video above to find out what Bianca Del Rio, [...]

Continue Reading →

Having Lots And Lots Sex Can Bring You Closer To God, Study Finds

by Graham Gremore September 27, 2016

Can having sex bring you closer to God? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Hallelujah, yes! Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina just carried an experiment where they boosted levels of oxytocin in middle-aged men. Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone released in the brain during sex and believed to play a part in promoting empathy, trust, social bonding, and [...]

Continue Reading →