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Coming out as Queer

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day and here's what I shared with family, friends, and colleagues: Today is National Coming Out Day. (Well, at least it is in the US and so we will just have to appropriate it here in Canada until we catch up). I was an Ally previously as I stood in support of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and as a safe person to come out to. You are brave, you are inspiring and you matter. You are not alone. I now stand in solidarity with my worldwide rainbow family in support for those of us who repressed our knowing, kept the mask on for so long we suffocated, hid in plain sight for safety, and felt so painfully alone. Here's my coming out video made with the help of my friend Keith: I am not straight. I am here and queer. I like the term queer because it is an umbrella term that includes the rich diversity and intersectionality of the individual letters LGBTQIA2S+. I am still the same supportive friend, family, or hard working colleague you know. Surprised