Glossary of Education
- Coming Out of the Closet
- The act of a GLBTQ person divulging their gender identity and sexual orientation to others. "Coming out" is a lifelong process, one that can be very difficult for the individual depending on their relationship with the person they are telling and the specific circumstances. A GLTBQ person who has publically acknowledged their sexual orientation or gender identity may be referred to as being out or open.