Does anybody still use the phrase “coming out of the closet”? Personally, I’ve pretty much dropped the ‘closet’ word and have been using the shortened “coming out” or “came out” in relevant blog posts.

But in case you do still use the “closet” phrase, you might think twice about it after reading a piece on The Independent site by Chris Godfrey with the title: Let’s stop LGBT people ‘coming out of the closet’ — It fails as an analogy, and in the march towards equal rights it’s time to take an axe to this anachronistic mausoleum

I agree: time to trash the “closet” part of the phrase at the very least.

– Jillian