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Re: Coming out

Posted by R. Berg on March 29, 2003

In Reply to: Coming out posted by nick ainscough on March 29, 2003

: I am writing here to ask anyone about coming out

That's sometimes short for "coming out of the closet." People who are gay and don't want others to know are said to be "in the closet." Coming out means revealing their sexual orientation to friends, family, and others. Is that what you're asking about?

In a simpler age, coming out had to do with debutante parties.