My Mom + Coming Out
Kristin Russo, co-founder of My Kid Is Gay, sat down with her mom to talk all about coming out, religion, extended family, and more. Thank you for all of your questions and support! <3
When it came to telling other people about Zoe’s sexuality, we mostly didn’t. But, of course, as with everything else, things were a little more complicated than they initially seemed.
"It only took me a couple of days to realize that what I really needed to be focused on was not what I did or didn’t do in her childhood. That was in the past and couldn’t be changed."
Finding a name that fits you is a big deal. Read Jamey's reflections on changing their own name and how they dealt with resistance from others.
"That’s the moment I decided to stop lying, to stop hiding. That’s when I stopped caring what people thought. That’s when I stepped out of the open door of the closet I had trapped myself in for too long. "
Some of us may plan exactly how we are going to come out to those closest to us, but things don't always go exactly as planned.