Gay Star News. Sexual orientations Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Main article: National Coming Out Day. Many LGBT people say that this stage began for them during adolescence or childhoodwhen they first became aware of their sexual orientation toward members of the same sex.
And so, herewith, my modest proposal: Q. Gays in a shortened version New York Times. But there is one thing he never did—at least to my own recollection and that of associates of his whom I consulted. Guardian Unlimited. In that respect, its intended message is admirable. We have updated this list to reflect more common themes among the responses.
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He led some of the first gay-rights demonstrations. When we need a blanket term, we would simply call ourselves Q. Social attitudes.
You may improve this article , discuss the issue on the talk page , or create a new article , as appropriate. Q is simple and inclusive, and carries minimal baggage. Coming out of the closet , often shortened to coming out , is a metaphor for LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity.