ALBUMS WE’RE THANKFUL FOR: Greenday’s ‘Dookie’ Gave Me Courage To Be Myself

For Thanksgiving, MMC Writers are sharing records they’re grateful for.

I’m thankful for Dookie by Green Day, because it soundtracked my coming out.

I remember hearing “Coming Clean” for the first time, and it giving me the courage to tell some of my friends that I’m gay, and, from then on, I listened to a little bit of the album every time I came out to somebody new to get me in the right mindset.

Without this album I might still be living in fear of my friends, my family and myself, but Dookie helped me to leave the closet and finally feel comfortable inside of a new me.