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10 things to do once you COME OUT
By: Follow Matt D’Silva on Twitter – @MattDSilva
Coming out is never easy. Not knowing how your parents and friends will react… most times it does seem to surprise anyone. After some anxiety, it’s all worth it in the long run.
When I came out almost 10 years ago (…I feel old!) it was a defining moment in my life and looking back at it there are some things that I would recommend that the recently out man should do to make himself feel proud.
#1: Go Out
Once you have come out to your friends and family it is always good to organise a night out with those that support you. Have a few drinks, relax and talk. Celebrate who you are with the people who support you.
It’s always good to talk and get things of your chest once you come out. Go have a night with your close female friends. You are going to support them numerous times throughout your life and they too are always going to support you especially now that you have come out. So talk and talk like there is no tomorrow. Get it all off your chest and you know they will love you even more for it.
The stress and anxiety of coming out can get horrible. So to help relax and get over it all it is always good to dance. Whether it is turning up the music in your room and dancing around or going to a club and letting yourself loose on the dance floor. Just shake your ass in time with the music and enjoy yourself.
#4: Gay Movies
Rent a whole lot of gay movies Brokeback Mountain, Another Gay Movie, Queer as Folk US or UK, maybe even Dante’s Cove. Have a DVD night with your female friend. She will love looking at the hot men as will you. There is nothing more fun than having a few drinks and watching a couple of gay movies with good friends.
#5: Gay Bars
It’s time to see what the gay scene is really like now that you have nothing to hide. Now that you are out and proud, take the plunge and try going to a gay bar. Going up and striking up a conversation can be very hard and take a few attempts, but work up a bit of courage and as a new guy on the scene you’ll find you might just get a bit of welcome attention.
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