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Safer Sex 4 Seniors: Coming Out Can Be Ageless

July 2012 | Terri Clark, MPH, CHES

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"Though some of us in the LGBT community come out in high school or college, many more disclose and/or discover our sexual orientation later in life."

This fact sheet answer questions about coming out later in life. There is no right age for coming out and this fact sheet offers some information and tips about coming out later in life.


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John Mulholland   October 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Thanks for this, much appreciated and oh-so valuable and necessary. Coming out is, quite understandably, more often aimed at the young, those struggling with their sexuality within themselves at vulnerable ages. But this doesn't mean that those of us who are older and who, for any number of reasons, have remained in the closet, aren't also in need of support and guidance and understanding. Good stuff!

Dannie   March 3, 2014 at 11:57 AM
I am so glad I found this site. I am a senior TG person mtf. I am lost and really need some assistance in my coming out process

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