Well this is certainly a very interesting question to be posed, eh? Â I was reading Advocate online and this was something that caught my eye and to be completely honest I really am not sure what I think.
The person who wrote in said that a few of their friends have done this “one click outing,” as the writer called it. Â The columnist really didn’t seem to agree with coming out on Facebook, but I’m not really sure that there is a certified right or wrong way to come out.
I don’t necessarily know if we can tell someone else that their taking the right step. Now, personally, I would like to be told either over the phone or in person, but I would also be happy that my friend would feel liberated enough to basically tell the world that they are out and proud.
I once had a friend in college that was gay. Â Very obviously gay and when asked, he would tell you he was gay, but he never told his parents. Â He told me that if they asked, he would tell them. Â His reasoning was this: Â If his sister didn’t have to tell them she was straight, he really shouldn’t feel obligated to tell them he was gay. Â You are what you are. Â His parents were completely accepting of gays and his older brother way gay, he just didn’t feel like he really had to advertise it on a billboard for them to understand his sexuality. Â “They just knew,” he said.
Food for thought.