Revision as of 11:48, 10 October 2014 by Anahita
Outing is the act of publicly or privately disclosing an individual's gender or orientation without that individual's knowledge or consent. Outing an individual without their permission can have repercussions for that individual personally, economically, and socially, as well as being a violation of their privacy.
However, in situations in which individuals may be harming others, have the intent to harm others, or have previously harmed others, such as pedophilia, domestic violence, bullying, etc., outing may be necessary.
This form of outing more akin to whistle-blowing, in that it is done with the goal of protecting people and dismantling oppressive systems.