Everyone Needs to Come Out

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My presentation on coming out that I presented at Ignite DC on May 14. …

My presentation on coming out that I presented at Ignite DC on May 14.

Actual Speech can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ShwVuax2Js

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  • 1. SECRETS… CAREER… IN THE CLOSET… Capitol Secrets Career In the Closet
  • 2. HI! MY NAME IS JAMATHEA! INTERESTS INCLUDE: •KILLING MONSTERS & HUMANS •CASTING SPELLS •PLAYING WITH MY DEMON MINION •PROTECTING THE WORLD
  • 3. Coming Out! No Longer Just for the LGBT! Now Serving: Everyone Else!
  • 4. Coming Out: My Rough Definition Letting everyone know something you’ve kept secret for most of your life & being open about it from then on. Legal Disclaimer: This definition may or may not be inclusive or exclusive enough depending on your brand of politics. If I offend anyone in any community during this presentation, I apologize but being mildly offensive is how little baby Jesus made me.
  • 5. Why Come Out? • Community • Therapy • Free Stuff
  • 6. Dens of Lions…err Packers?
  • 7. Embracing Your Inner Geek
  • 8. From my friends:
  • 9. Guidelines for Coming Out These few guidelines/rules/hints about coming out will make your coming out fun and exciting for you AND help to make sure you don’t lose your job or friends!
  • 10. Rule 1 for Coming Out You come out all day, every day for the rest of your life.
  • 11. Corollary to Rule 1 Coming out all the time can get very….very….old and tedious. So be prepared.
  • 12. Rule 2 for Coming Out Know Your Audience.
  • 13. Rule 3 for Coming Out
  • 14. Rule 4 for Coming Out Don’t Be Obnoxious.
  • 15. Is coming out for me?
  • 16. When do I start coming out? NOW
  • 17. For more information on Coming Out Feel Free to Talk to Me! @DCBadger on Twitter Check out www.glsen.org & www.pflag.org Just talk to your friends.
  • 18. THANKS TO ALL THESE FOLK WHO CAME OUT TO HELP WITH THIS!