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Coming out to your family

30 Aug 2007- Telling your family that you are gay can be the biggest hurdle of all. There are many gay men who lead gay lifestyle and have boyfriends often for year and years- and yet are not out to their families. Because of all the covering up they have to do, they lead a double life that can be mentally and physically exhausting. For a start, there is a problem of avoiding questions regarding girlfriends and marriage...


Coming out to someone else

20 Aug 2007- The next stage of coming out is to tell someone else about how you feel. This is normally a feeling you have inside you and you just want to share your news with someone. However you need to give this step some thought...


Coming out to yourself

02 July 2007- Many gay men say that the first stage in their coming out was coming out to themselves. This stage involves accepting yourself and feeling good about who you are and the fact that you are gay. For some guys this is not an issue and they come to terms with their sexuality from an early age...


But why come out?

27 July 2007- Zambia- Most gay men say it’s a relief to tell others how they feel. For many, including myself, it can feel as if a massive weight has been lifted off the shoulders. There is a sense of relief that a secret has finally been let out and all the pretending to be someone you are not can stop...


Out of the Closet

22 July 2007- Speaking about coming out of the closet, this is not an easy stage for an African gay man to come out. It’s a stage when you have to choose either to be outcast by your family, the community and the society, or be able to pretend all your life so as to keep your family close by...