Coming Out / Being Out

cps_rainbowflagA group for students exploring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered identity in a safe, supportive environment.

This group is for students in all stages of the self-discovery and coming-out process or those questioning their identity. It's a safe, respectful and confidential group to process issues of concern, worry, or hope as well as a place to develop supportive friendships and discuss issues involved in coming out and being out. This group meets once a week.

Is This Group Right for You?

It probably is if you have at least one of these issues:

  • I don't often share feelings, experiences, and information about my sexual preferences
  • My life has several compartments (e.g., straight friends, gay friends, secret encounters)
  • I feel very sensitive and fearful of others rejecting me
  • I am afraid of coming out to parents, friends, and roommates
  • I am not comfortable with (or sure about) my sexual identity
  • I feel lonely
  • I don't have a group of gay or bisexual friends that accept and support me for being who I really am

What Should I Do Before Coming Out?

If you would like to be part of this group or have any questions, please e-mail Susan Birge at or call Counseling & Psychological Services at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2146

Sponsored by Counseling & Psychological Services and Fairfield University Alliance

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