coming out

or com·ing-out

[ kuhm-ing-out ]
/ ˈkʌm ɪŋˈaʊt /

noun

a debut into society, especially a formal debut by a debutante.
one's acknowledgment and public disclosure of a sexual orientation or gender identity that does not conform to socially defined norms: How did your parents respond to your coming out?
an acknowledgment of a surprising interest or hobby, or an unexpected identification as part of a fandom, a supporter of a particular political party, etc.

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Origin of coming out

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