This is the Annual Reminder for my sexuality/gender-alignment spectrum folks:
1) If you want to come out? Awesome! I’m proud of you. You’re super brave for doing so.
2) You don’t want to come out? Awesome! I’m proud of you too.
Much like with disclosing survivor status, whether or not you reveal your sexuality/gender-alignment is 100% up to you.
Don’t feel like you have to come out or that anyone is owed your truth.
This is also your Annual Reminder to make your survivor spaces safe for those of various sexualities/gender alignments and make your spectrum spaces safe for survivors.
Domestic violence happens in same gender relationships just as easily as it does in non-same gender ones, on top of corrective assaults happening. We need to make sure that we’re protecting those who have been hurt- and not refusing to recognize abusers in our own ranks.
Stay safe and take care of one another!