Transverse: Coming Out Day and the Castro's Trans-Free Flag Pole

Yesterday was National Coming Out day, an interesting time for those of us T's tacked onto that LG(B) monolith. On one hand, being “out” as a trans man is, for me, a crucial aspect of my life (and career). On the other, I'm well aware that plenty of trans people are unable to safely be “out” or are not interested in public disclosure. The lack of discussion outside trans communities around the way trans folks trouble the notion of “pride” struck me this year in ways it hasn't before. As the guys at Original Plumbing noted on their Tumblr: “Happy National Coming Out Day. Only you can decide when it's time, if ever, to 'come out.' “

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