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I Wtk Why Gay People Are Pressured to Come Out

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    Why Should Gay People Be Pressured to Come Out

    I want to know why gay people should feel that they have to come out.  I can see it with parents, in the hope that their parents will affirm their love, accept their child's partners, and possibly not expect grandchildren.  And coming out to prospective partners. ...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    If They Want to Stay In the Closet

    I say let them. They don't have to be pressured to come out.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Why Should Gay People Be Pressured to Come Out

    I want to know why gay people should feel that they have to come out.  I can see it with parents, in the hope that their parents will affirm their love, accept their child's partners, and possibly not expect grandchildren.  And coming out to prospective partners. ...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 10 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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