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As part of LGBT Pride month, National Public Radio (WNPR) is running a special feature on the afternoon show, Tell Me More. Guests and friends of the show, hosted by Michel Martin, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are sharing their stories of coming out to those closest to them: family, friends and even co-workers. A series of five essays were shared, one each day this week.
NPR reached out to SDGLN contributor Mary Buckheit, asking her to participate in the project. Her story ran on Tuesday, June 21. In case you missed it, you can read the essay and listen to Mary B.'s author reading on the NPR website under Tell Me More.
Excerpt: "Most people think of a person's coming out as one momentous day, or one unnerving phone call home, or one blurted sentence, even. But the truth is you come out a thousand times. You come out to your best friend, and then to your sister, and then to your roommate, and your priest, and again to your co-workers, and to your grandmother, and your physician, and your electrician, and your cable guy..."
Follow this link to read the entire essay.