You Came Out Again and It’s Lookin Like This Time It’ll Stick

I got angry at someone a couple of weeks ago and wrote this. Thank you Quntfront for housing my anger into something productive.

Your Small Guide on How to Interact With Family and Friends as a Mentally Ill Black Q***r

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As someone who comes out multiple times to the same people, that status is one that makes me think this time will be my last. And now as (some of) my family and friends have been more open, I’ve been thinking that a list like this could help others in a similar situation.

*Thank you, The L Word.

DO:

Smile at sweet stories about your baby-gay self.

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Like when your little sister brings up every crush you had in high school, it’s okay to feel warm but mostly embarrassed. I’m pretty sure this is what the straights get all the time so it’s probably cool (cooler with us, but whatever).

DON’T:

Smile too hard if it’s embarrassing. 
smile like that

If it’s way too embarrassing you’re allowed to jump on your sister’s head to…

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