Coming out. Sometimes there are open arms waiting to catch you and sometimes there's a wild mob with fire and pitchforks, hoping to scare you back in. Sigh.
It's also not something that happens once. You could potentially have to come out all over again every time you make a change in your life. It can be a tough gig.
This is a topic close to my heart as my debut into the gay world was not very well received at all. I've sat down with my friend Sarah (who legit has her own special coming out story) to discuss the whole topic - how to do it, how not to do it and what a minefield it can be .