coming-out

[ kuhm-ing-out ]
/ ˈkʌm ɪŋˈaʊt /

noun

a debut into society, especially a formal debut by a debutante.
an acknowledgment of one's homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.

Origin of coming-out

1805–15; noun use of verb phrase come out; see -ing1
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