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Coming Out

The coming out process

Coming out means sharing your queer identity with the world. Get some info about the ups and down you might experience when coming out.

Stories about coming out

Rainbow Youth has collected real people's personal stories about discovering and making public their queer identities.

Useful words to know

Words are power: master some of the words commonly used to describe members of the queer community.


What we mean when we say queer

A reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, fa'afafine, and takataapui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure. This word is used by many people, but it is also appreciated that it is not the preferred term for everybody.

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