Outward bound

Today is what’s known as National Coming Out Day – but it’s way more International, as it’s now celebrated in many countries around the world on October 11th. It’s a day on which to celebrate the courage of we people who’ve come out (or who haven’t yet come out) as queer or genderqueer in whatever flavour or texture – but also a day to send out love to all those for whom it is a risk to be themselves out loud.

I’m enjoying reading people’s coming-out stories around the ‘net today. I responded to a request on Butch Wonders‘ blog for tweets, haikus, and limericks on the subject, with these two:

came out three times now
gayboy, transwoman… tomboy
enough, already!

and…

It’s enough to demolish the brain
How the Transmatriarchy inane
Demand Bette and Tina
Be the trans girl’s Athena…
When I only long to be Shane

(The limerick refers to characters from The L Word, in case that helps. It is deeply apt that I couldn’t find anything to rhyme with Jenny Schechter.)

[the image is by Jantiff Stocks – step out…]

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