I hope this is the right place for this, but all the coming out related stuff seems to go here anyway.
Many of you have told someone they are close to about their passion. Often, this is something we do only after many years of keeping it a secret from everybody we know. So, speaking about it to someone you know can be quite a change.
I would like to know from those of you who have opened up to an "outsider" what sort of difference it has made for you. Did you become more secure in practicing what you like? Did it help you to respect yourself as a person more? Did you even start to experience the whole thing in a different way?
I rarely read about what consequences coming out had for someone, but after 15 years of keeping it all to myself I told a friend of mine. I loved wearing before that and I still do, but it really feels different to me in several ways since that.
This is why I am curious. Maybe somebody had the same thing happen.