Coming Out Is Hard Enough. Now, Share Your Story With All of America

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Showtime, the television network that’s arguably gayer than Logo, has begun casting for a new docu series about GLBT folks coming out. Producers of Way Out “say they were alarmed by the recent San Francisco State University study about family response to a teen’s coming out and its conclusion that ‘teens who experienced negative feedback were more than eight times as likely to have attempted suicide.’ The glimmer of hope the study offered however was that ‘parents who take even baby steps to respond with equanimity instead of rejection can dramatically improve a gay youth’s mental health outlook.’ By raising awareness and visibility, they hope to help people take those ‘baby steps’ or better.” [KI212]