3 helpful tips for when you plan to come out online

As a millennial born in the late ’80s, Shaun Connors came out online long before it was a TikTok trend.

“For me, coming out online was a good, first easy way to test the waters with my friends and see ‘is this my identity?'” says Connors, chapter engagement manager with PFLAG National, an LGBTQ advocacy organization. His experience coming out online, and that of others, may help those seeking to do the same.

During his teen years, Connors tested coming out as transgender through different online platforms, such as chat forums, Facebook, and Craigslist. He stumbled upon a digital chat forum with trans people and, for the first time in his life, didn’t use his birth name. Read more…

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