As a queer trans woman who is also a Witch, I have mixed feelings about this thing, “Pagan Coming Out Day.” Religious persecution is a thing, absolutely, and visibility for minority religions is important. But I am very much unsure as to whether the Pagan community should have adopted the “coming out of the closet” metaphor from the LGBT community, or whether it was a simple case of appropriation.
It’s an easy metaphor to use - one of the earliest books I bought in my religious self-exploration was entitled “Coming Out of the Broom Closet.” But I’m not sure it’s accurate, and I think that it may block real interfaith work with other non-Christian religions (or more accurately, religious movements, since Paganism is not a single religion).
Despite my misgivings, however:
I am queer.
I am a trans woman.
And I am a Pagan.