I recently received an email from the child of a parent who came out when this child was fourteen years old. In preparation for writing an essay about the experience, the child asked me a series of questions. My answer follows each question below.
- What was the aha moment that you had when you finally decided to come out to your family? To yourself?
Although the process of accepting my sexual orientation took place over many years, as I wrote in Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, “I just suddenly went gay.”