we don’t realize what outing someone can do.
it’s a powerful tool to destroy someone who is dl or even discreet.
it’s like we are still in high school.
well for most of us,
we are still there.
instead of putting someone’s number on the bathroom wall,
it’s spreading someone’s sexuality for the whole world to see.
outing is so dangerous,
and is a form of bullying but i had to ask the foxhole…
Why do some of us still do it?
straights do it because of their “christian” beliefs.
that is the excuse they use.
God allegedly don’t like gays so they don’t like em either.
the gays do it because they:
a) got hurt by someone in the closet
b) want everyone to be out and proud
c) are wicked and don’t love themselves
i have written a lot in my years as a foxhole correspondent.
we have seen many pulled out the closet before their time.
the good and the bad.
the ones who were good have successfully handled it with pride.
they deserve awards for standing in the fire of judgment and ridicule.
others have gone deeper back into the closet to hide.
they bolted that muthafucka up and made a bomb shelter inside.
with their mental health beingn compromised,
a small few probably killed themselves.
that is the thing with outing.
you might remember the times in high school this made for instant popularity.
revealing that you know the star athlete gets more than knowledge from his male tutor.
the thing is…
Do we often realize the damage we can be causing?
gays always want you to “live your truth”.
living in the closet and minding their business is their truth.
the outs want this “kumbuya/i’m out so you should be out also” fantasy.
with so much talk of mental illness nowadays,
we don’t see the damage it brings to someone who isn’t ready.
being gay is something you have to be ready for.
this is why many are in denial and watching a public witch hunt don’t help.
separate you from your families
get you fired/not hired from jobs
be shunned and banished by those labelled “friend”
look outing will probably never stop.
until we don’t depend on our phones any more,
this virtual high school we all survive in needs those virtual “bathroom walls”.
have the straights tell it,
they are flawless creatures with no closets to hide skeletons in.
who should know better,
participate because deep down inside,
they’re still looking for the acceptance from everyone.
revealing that you fucked one of the hottest who claims ”straight”?
everyone will be talking.
that is until the novelty wears off and your character is in the toilet.
so think about all the repercussions before you out someone.
if they bring harm to themselves,
their blood will be on your paws.