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Celebrities Come Out for Equality in 2012

This post comes from HRC Editorial and Digital Media Intern Leanne Naramore:

Throughout the past year, we have seen some of our favorite celebrities, most esteemed politicians, and star athletes come out as LGBT or as straight allies. Let's take a look back at those moments as we celebrate who we are this National Coming Out Day!

We have compiled an entire resource dedicated to the standout celebrity coming out moments in 2012. You'll recognize names like Anderson Cooper, Frank Ocean, President Obama, Megan Rapinoe, Kristen Bell, Al Sharpton, Matrix Director Lana Wachowski, and many more.

We applaud these celebrities, athletes and politicians for coming out as LGBT and allies. Their decision to live openly encourages other Americans to do the same, which is how we continue to move towards acceptance and equality for everyone.

Check out the Celebrities Come Out for Equality in 2012 page, and happy celebrating!

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