Just like ‘Spring Watch’ – but different! If you identify as LGBT+ then we need you for this mini-project. Over the months of August and September 2023, we’d like you to keep a note of all the times that you ‘come out’ – and all the times that you choose not to come out.
Over the past 10 years we have increasingly realised that it is a little recognised phenomenon that, as LGBT+ people, we ‘come out’ – or choose not to – over and over again. We want to know more about it and gathering a whole load of examples is a first foray. So, go grab a notebook, or set up a note on your phone – and keep a track.
You can also submit your in the form below or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
To help this thought along, check out this original song on the subject, called ‘Fools Fact’, by singer-song-writer and workshop facilitator Beth Prior. The song was created following a workshop on the theme of ‘Coming Out’, which took place during the 2023 Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival.