Saturday, 12 December 2009

Coming out at Christmas

With the countdown to Christmas, our minds are probably less focused on issues of sexuality. Yet for many, the switching on of festive lights, the scrums in shops and other annual events that herald the arrival of Christmas can give rise to anxiety as gay men and women are thrown back into the heteronormative world of their parents and family. This can mean several days in which otherwise openly 'out' queers open up the closet door and jump back in, assuring elderly relatives that they just haven't met the right person yet etc etc. Despite our legal reforms and apparently progressive society, the continued presence of the Christmas closet is a reminder that we still have a long way to go.

The London Gay Men's Chorus did a great song on Coming Out at Christmas. You can watch it below.

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