Coming Out Essay

594 words - 2 pages

I stood there gazing at my reflection in the mirror, anxiously awaiting his arrival.Everything had to be perfect. I had spent weeks preparing for tonight. This was the nightthat Gary and I decided to reveal our true feelings for one another. We had kept ourhomosexuality a secret from everyone and decided that the Senior Prom would be thebest time to come out of the closet.The sound of the doorbell caused my forehead to bead with sweat. I opened thedoor; Gary stood there wearing a sexy, black tuxedo that made his already broadshoulders look even stronger. He pulled his hand from behind his back and presented mewith the most beautiful white orchid I had ever seen. As he said, 'You look absolutelystunning, my dear,' he gently pinned it to my lapel. I felt my heart race as he leanedforward and kissed my cheek. He led me by the hand to the black stretch limousine thathe rented for this special occasion, and I noticed that his eyes lingered languidly over thematching black tuxedo that I was wearing. I knew the evening would be perfect.After an enchanting candlelight dinner at Geoff's, our favorite Italian restaurant,we headed for the prom. Sensing my anxiety, he gently brought my hand to his chest andsoftly whispered reassuring words in my ear. Our moment alone together went by all tooquickly, and before we knew it, the limousine pulled up to the door of the AmericanTower. I gazed skyward and saw the bright lights of the University Club, where promwas taking place, located on the top floor. We simultaneously took a deep breath andwalked through the revolving, glass doors into the elegant lobby.Once inside we briskly walked to the glass elevator. By the time we stepped ontothe elevator,...

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