The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. The question: There's a group of us who hang out, and we are pretty sure that one of our friends is gay. We don't care, we just wish he wouldn't hide it if that's the case. Should we ask him outright?
I didn’t come out, I was found out – and it messed with me
Asking someone you just met if she is lesbian or bisexual is kind of awkward and they might be taken aback. A better approach is to try and find out in more subtle ways. You can look for the obvious signs like a marriage equality sticker on her car or a piece of rainbow jewelry.
Many people have really positive experiences coming out and often regret not doing it sooner. What may be right for one person, may not be right for you. Your safety and wellbeing should always come first. Although the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities have many things in common and frequently align themselves with one another, the experiences of exploring your gender identity and coming out as trans can be very different to being open about your sexuality. If you are looking for tips on coming out as trans, check out this guide written by Lewis Hancox.