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Letters Of Support

To anyone struggling on #NationalComingOutDay

To anyone struggling on #NationalComingOutDay,

At Pathfinders, we have nothing but love and respect for all of you who are sharing your coming out posts on social media today. It takes courage and defiance to proudly declare who you are in a world that wants to keep you hidden.

But we’d also like to acknowledge the young people who are not ready to talk about their sexuality or their gender expression publically—as well as the young people who feel they shouldn’t have to.

If it isn’t safe for you to come out today, it doesn’t make you or your sexuality any less real. The disapproval of your family, judgements by friends or coworkers, the threat of violence, or questioning where you fall on the spectrum are all valid reasons to not share on social media. Protecting yourself and doing things in your own time is more important than digital peer pressure. Come out when you want, how you want.

Be proud and love who you are, whatever that means to you.

(Photo credit comingoutjournal.tumblr.com)

Letters Of Support

To anyone struggling on #NationalComingOutDay

To anyone struggling on #NationalComingOutDay,

At Pathfinders, we have nothing but love and respect for all of you who are sharing your coming out posts on social media today. It takes courage and defiance to proudly declare who you are in a world that wants to keep you hidden.

But we’d also like to acknowledge the young people who are not ready to talk about their sexuality or their gender expression publically—as well as the young people who feel they shouldn’t have to.

If it isn’t safe for you to come out today, it doesn’t make you or your sexuality any less real. The disapproval of your family, judgements by friends or coworkers, the threat of violence, or questioning where you fall on the spectrum are all valid reasons to not share on social media. Protecting yourself and doing things in your own time is more important than digital peer pressure. Come out when you want, how you want.

Be proud and love who you are, whatever that means to you.

(Photo credit comingoutjournal.tumblr.com)