Why You Should Not Come Out of the Closet

They say looks don’t matter.  So then why does sexuality?

We live in a society that is so eager to emit labels.  Gay, straight, Muslim, white, bi-racial- humans have this standardized desire to not only issue, but uncover labels.  It’s perfectly natural to be proud of who you are and embrace your background.  It’s not; however, natural for others to hastily label you as how they feel is necessary.

Sexuality is yet another label.  Who we choose to like or even fall in love with is our business.  Some people fall in love with a person of the same sex, some fall in love with a person of the opposite sex, and so on and so forth.  The only thing that should matter in any healthy relationship is that the couple is happy together.

Straight people have never had to come out; so why should be people in the LGBTQ community feel so compelled to come out of the closet?  Society puts such a ridiculous emphasis on the act of coming out of the closet.  In the process, we instill this irrational fear of coming out.  What will my friends say?  What will my family think?  Will I ever be able to find someone like me?


It’s truly ridiculous to come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, etc.  It does not and should not matter what you identity as; all that matters is that you are happy and comfortable in your own skin.  Be prideful of who you are, don’t be compelled to be who are.



  1. While coming out is ridiculous, since straight people don’t do it, I feel that coming out is/can be empowering to others and you shouldn’t slam those who have decided to come out and “label” themselves. Loved the different perspective on the article though!

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    1. Thank you for your input on my article! I do feel like the whole notion of “coming out” is a bit dated and odd. However, that is not to say that the act itself is in anyway forbidden or unimportant. I apologize if it sounded as though I was ‘slamming’ those who have and will come out of the closet; this was not my intention at all. I think we should be proud and vocal with our sexuality, but I don’t believe that an announcement has to be made as soon as an individual starts dating someone of the same sex.


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