Weight Off My Shoulder

October 12, 2012 By Shaun Osburn
Martha, EQCA Field Staffer, on National Coming Out Week

Martha, EQCA Field Staffer, on National Coming Out Week

In honor of National Coming Out Day this Thursday, we’ve decided to run a series of blog posts from staff and volunteers about coming out.

My name is Martha, I’m 25 years old and am from San Diego. I came out 7 years ago today on National Coming Out Day. I had told my best friend at the time a couple weeks before Oct. 11th, but knew that I wanted to tell everyone specifically on Coming Out Day.

I am a pretty comical person and wanted my story to be comical too, I didn’t want it to feel like a life sentence and I definitely didn’t make it one. I called my friends and family and asked if they knew what day it was, some knew and some didn’t. I explained the day to them and asked them to put two and two together. I remember my mom specifically asking me why it was such a big deal and if I wanted a party or something. I did, it never happened. I never regret coming out and am glad every day since then that I have come out. Although coming out might be hard sometimes, it’s definitely was a weight off my shoulder.

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