A reader writes:
I thought this post on coming out was fascinating. For me it explained the origin of one of the most pervasive gay stereotypes: that gays are wealthier on average. In truth, gays are a representative slice of the population as a whole. Gays who come out, however, are much more likely to be financially independent and secure, because of the logic that post lays out so compellingly. It's that discrepancy that perpetuates the stereotype.
I waited until after graduating from Stanford Business School to come out to my family. At that point I had a great career lined up and was sufficiently independent to dare “rock the boat”. It all turned out very well and my parents are very supportive, but I had no idea at the time that it would turn out that way.