How the Internet inspired me to Come Out of the Closet

Roxi Nicolussi
7 min readApr 15, 2023

The internet can be a beautiful place. It is not only the place that helped me realize my queerness (no, not “convinced me of my queerness”) and find community. It helped me feel safe when so much of the world does not.

You see, I had been a “practicing queer” for about 5 years. I had gone on dates with people I met through the internet because, as a feminine presenting person, everyone would assume I was straight. I didn’t have the guts to show up to queer spaces alone, and even when I did go to those spaces (with my gay male friends)…

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Roxi Nicolussi

futurist, strategist and leadership coach — writes about life, tech, design, travel, boldness www.bigpictureroxi.com