If we can allow one individual to come out of the closet
and feel empowered, then we've won."
In the January 17 issue, John Morgan Wilson writes about Hollywood actors who come out of the closet
afar decades of being in the closet ["There Won't Be Trumpets"].
Ironically, when Carnes was subsequently cast in a small role on Desperate Housewives, he had no idea--and neither, it seems, did the show's writers--that his character would return months later to come out of the closet
, dragging Bree Van De Kamp's teenage son with him.
I am proud that I was able to come out of the closet
with dignity and on my own terms.
Still, she says, she wanted her school to participate in the national Day of Silence--a project of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network to protest anti-gay violence and harassment--because her friends couldn't safely come out of the closet
. "After that day people were coming out like crazy," Adame says.