Why You Should Stop ‘Coming Out’

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

If you follow "Youtubers" Austin and Aaron Rhodes (or have any gay friends on Facebook) you will have already seen their emotional "coming out" video, where they call their father to tell him they're gay. While I'll be the first to admit that I go emotional while watching the video (probably more sympathy crying, less actual emotion) It left a sour taste in my mouth.

It's hard for me to continue this article because it's a bit hypocritical. I officially came out during my Junior Year of Highschool, but that was 8 years ago, and still a necessity. I think now it's time to make "coming out" less of a necessity. Being gay is just who I am; no different than me having hazel eyes, liking chocolate or enjoying the occasional musical. I have never publicly stated any of those things, but my friend and acquaintances all know. They see it on my Facebook, or it drops during text message conversations. Why can't being gay happen the same way?

Now for your enjoyment, a list of things you don't have to confess anymore because this is the 21st century.

Your political affiliation
– Trust me, we all know how right or left wing you are by the content you share and the shad you throw people on the street

Your Sexual Preference
-If I see you kissing dude today, and a chick tomorrow, I'll know you're bisexual… or just drunk.

Your affinity for shopping
-Trust me, you can stop checking into the King of Prussia mall and posting #OOTD photos on Instagram, I see your shopping habits.

Your desire for a six pac
– Your gym selfies tell me enough

… Just live your life and let me judge silently and make my own inferences.

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