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come out of the closet

come out of the closet

Date: Aug 02 2007

Themes: Pop Culture, Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“Coming out is a really brave thing to do and I have a deep appreciation for people who come out of the closet.”

- Model and actress Rebecca Romijn Stamos on homosexuality. (The Advocate)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

to announce or reveal that you are a homosexual or queer; to become publicly gay

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Sometimes people who are sexually attracted to other people of the same gender keep that fact about themselves secret for personal or cultural reasons. Someone who is secretly homosexual is in the closet. When you tell your friends and family (or if you’re a celebrity, the whole world) that you’re gay or otherwise queer, you come out of the closet, or simply come out.

Rebecca Romijn Stamos stars in a new television show called Ugly Betty in which she plays a transgendered character. Transgendered people are born as one gender but desire to be another and often have sex change operations. Homosexual, transgendered and bisexual people are all queer. Although Stamos herself isn’t queer, she grew up with several gay family members, which contributes to her respect for people who come out of the closet.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I couldn’t come out of the closet in high school because I knew I wouldn’t be accepted.”

“Did you hear that George Takei who played Sulu from Star Trek just came out of the closet?”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

laura2005 be one self, who say is really gay.
by laura2005
Y.Furu to tell people that you are homosexual after hiding it
by Y.Furu
To say for everybody that you are gay.
by carlosbertholdi
To openly accept your sexual (or other kind) preferences paying no attention to what everbody else is going to say.
by TSX32
To let public know information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality.
by gumpa
Don't be secretive about your homosexuality. Don't hide it fromothers. Be loud and proud about it.
by fsohbaty
For me it's got two meanings: 1. To reveal one's secrets (Tom came out of the closet and admitted that he likes to make things up. 2. To reveal that one is a homosexual. Tom surprised his parents when he came out of the closet.
by Orlando45
liru To publicly announce a sexual preference like homosexuality that one has kept hidden.
by liru
osatoga To admit he/she is homosexual.
by osatoga
people who reveal they are gay
by wonkapet
Come out of the closet means to assume his or hers sexuality.
by Serpiro
Angelily let others know his or her sexual orientation.
by Angelily

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samad musakhil

United Arab Emirates

06:01 AM Jul 10 2012 |



To be openly known by people

08:51 PM Oct 17 2010 |



to tell the truth in front of everybody 

10:30 PM Sep 10 2010 |

abou setit

abou setit


i am male i want to learn english

02:07 PM May 02 2010 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i am male and i love play with women.

08:16 AM Aug 23 2007 |



am fine .thank you i want to learn more about english language can you help me and show me my way i chose my teacher before trating receiving advises .

02:07 PM Aug 07 2007 |



Saudi Arabia

as long as they hide their reality , they know that they r wrong . so , they have to find the cure for themselves

11:29 AM Aug 02 2007 |



Syrian Arab Republic

it is a sensitive issue to talk about i dont think in my sociaty it is allowed or not

08:15 AM Aug 02 2007 |

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