"Coming out of the closet" is an ongoing issue in the life of virtually every gay, lesbian, or bisexual person. Coming out has to do with how we perceive ourselves, integrate and structure our lives, and honestly present ourselves to family, friends, and co-workers.
Some people choose not to come out in the workplace, to avoid possible rejection and discrimination, and to preserve privacy; but most who come out develop a greater sense of integration in their lives, leading toward fuller, more productive and satisfying relationships with those around them in the workplace.
(Last update: 5 March 1996)
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