Coming out of the closet as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered person is a complex process that never ends. Most individuals live in the closet for fear of horrific repercussions from family, friends, coworkers and society in general. However, when one finally finds the courage to come out and declare themselves whole, they are faced with the daunting task of doing it over and over again for the rest of their life.
The coming out process is never ending because GLBT individuals are usually not easily identifiable. Thus, when they encounter new people they are faced with the daunting task of trying to figure out if this new person(s) is safe enough to accept the GLBT individual. In short, the GLBT individual is always in a state of evaluation of self, always in a state of wondering if they will be accepted or not, always in a state of anxiety about how people are going to react to them, always in a state of coming out.
Over 2010, GLBT individuals, especially teens have chosen to take their own lives partly due to this ever daunting task before them coupled with fear they won’t be accepted and often reinforced by the fact that when they look out into the sea of people they rarely see positive reflections of their core self.