Tag Archives: coming out


Shakira Danger Since starting at UNSW and meeting a lot of new and wonderful queer people, I have heard quite a few stories of shocked parents when their children came out. Whether fortunately or unfortunately, growing up I had the exact opposite problem. While my peers had their parents asking …

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The Risk of Coming Out

Alex Dowell-Day From the fuss made over Ian Thorpe’s recent coming out, to Harvey Milk’s urging of queers to come out during the ‘70s, coming out continues to be an intrinsic part of many queer narratives. There are a number of explanations for the importance society places on coming out, …

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