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Is coming out a good idea for a 21 yo queer. I always thought about ripping off the bandage and get it over with, my family is the good'ol conservative traditional religious Egyptian family, nothing special here. but it is very tiring to feel like living multiple lives on the down low. and do you believe in conversion therapy? have they ever been proven efficient ? p.s : I''m so happy i ran into this forum. feel free to PM me anytime.

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  • 35-50_f_w_h3_f4
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    It depends who you are coming out to, if it's just a few friends in the beginning and eventually family. For me I never came out to my family but I feel I don't need to, my friends knowing is enough.

    As for conversion therapy, it is absolute bullshit! It's super offensive and doesn't even work. We can't change who we are. It's not like we're alcoholics or drug addicts, there is no pill or medicine or therapy that "cures" being gay. Please don't consider it, the healthier thing to do is to live your life as honestly as possible.

    Having said this, welcome to Ahwaa!

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  • In my opinion it's necessary to avoid the coming out because our socity are not able to accept this so just be sure and be carful

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      Yes very much agreeing with this its not necessary except to the person youre dating and maybe very close open minded friends otherwise forget it such a headache for no reason

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    I wouldn't if I were you. since your family is conservative and religious they're most likely going to reject you. If you absolutely have to, make sure you have a good support system of friends.

    I don't believe in conversion therapy. It has been proven ineffective. It implies that there's something wrong with us thus fueling feelings of guilt and anxiety. it's a form of psychological abuse in my opinion.

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    Conversion therapy is absolute nonsense and extremely harmful. Only you can decide whether coming out is best for you.

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  • 12-16_m_a_h4_f1
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    you don't have to come out, but if you decide to make sure you aren't financially or in any other way dependent on your family just incase it backfires because your safety comes first.

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