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Teaching The History of "Coming Out"

The History of "Coming Out"

You probably know what it means to “come out” as gay. You may even have heard the expression used in relation to other kinds of identity, such as being an undocumented person living in the United States. But do you know where the term comes from? Or that its meaning has changed over time?

Abigail C. Saguy, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
The Conversation


How has the phrase "coming out" inspired others?


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