“Coming out” is a phrase used to describe the process of understanding and acknowledging your own identities or who you feel you are, related to sexual and gender identities. Coming out looks different for everyone. No one is required to come out to anyone. People should always ask your permission before sharing your sexual and gender identities with others.
In addition to the programs, events, and no-cost, confidential support services we provide, you can also check out the following resources. We recognize some of the resources below are geared towards LGBTQIA+ youth, however, the information is largely relevant for all ages.
Gay, Lesbsian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN lists out considerations to keep in mind while you think about coming out to your loved ones and peers.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
The HRC provides advice for those who may identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, or fluid. They also provide a glossary of LGBTQIA+ identities, as well as other terms and definitions used in and around the community.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project compiled a comprehensive handbook that goes over aspects of ones sexual and gender identity in an attempt to inspire introspection and a better understanding of individual identity.
Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
TSER provides a list of LGBTQIA+ identities, as well as other terms and definitions used in and around the community.