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.