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Stages in Coming Out

Identity Confusion

Sees self as member of mainstream group. Denial of inner feelings.

Identity Comparison

Begin to come out of the “fog.”

Identity Tolerance 

Encounter someone or something that breaks through the denial system.

Identity Acceptance 

Exploring subculture activities, readings, etc.

Identity Pride

Feel arrogance/pride in new identity and deep rage toward majority culture. May adopt/heighten stereotypical behaviors or characteristics (i.e. “I’m different and proud of it!”. May isolate self from mainstream values and activities.

Identity Synthesis 

Acceptance and integration of new identity. May go through five stages of grief to let go of old identity and all advantages of heterosexual privilege. Internalize pride/positive feelings about identity. Typically is “out” (with friends, family, at work). More at peace with self.

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    hmmm sounds sumwhat familiar… except the sterotype part? well…mayb
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    I’m pretty sure most of the people I know are in Identity Pride. It’s annoying.
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    I have yet to get to Identity Pride. It’s been a decade, what the fuck is wrong with me?
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    I feel like, depending on the day, I’m somewhere in the last three stages. Last night was definitely an Identity Pride...
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