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Today is National Coming Out Day, when LGBT people are encouraged to step out of the closet and share their true, essential selves with the world.
If you’re a Queerty reader, chances are you’re out to someone—even if it’s just yourself. So rather than prattle on, we’re just going to ask point blank: Who are you not out to and why?
We’re not throwing shade—each coming out carries its own unique set of baggage, whether it’s your parents, a co-worker or the guy at the deli that’s always trying to set you up with his cousin.
Share your story in the comments section below.