I'm currently a BYU student with limited "outness" ... It is not because I dislike myself. I think I'm a pretty cool person.
I have been wondering if maybe it would be a good idea to ultimately become more "open" with discussing my same-gender attractions. I realize there will be bigotry. I realize there will be some who would believe I am a plague on their household. However, I also know that others will open their hearts and perhaps remove some of their prejudism regarding people who are maybe a little different.
I've been toying with the idea of being more "open" upon graduation. My family, other than my parents, are unaware of what I deal with. I don't beat myself up anymore over my attractions. I don't have really have a lot of the issues I used to deal with---depression and such... So I don't really have much to hide.
As I explained to my mom and dad two and a half years ago, "I am not doing anything but letting you get to know me better..."
Maybe I could let the world get to know me better too. And in the process, maybe some attitudes will change.