Coming Out Center

National Coming Out Day

Living Openly and Authentically

Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, the experience of coming out and living openly covers the full spectrum of human emotion -- from fear to euphoria. Coming out -- whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or allied -- is a deeply personal journey for each individual.

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National Coming Out Day Videos

HRC National Coming Out Day

Watch all of HRC's National Coming Out Day 2014 videos.

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Coming Out Stories

Coming Out; National Coming Out Day; Miley Cyrus; Jussie Smollett; Ingrid Nilsen; Aaron Rhodes; Austin Rhodes; Caitlyn Jenner; David Denson

Whether coming out as LGBT or as an ally, Americans advance equality by sharing their stories.

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Coming Out Resources

HRC coming out resources

Explore our guide to coming out, transgender visibility guide, and a variety of other resources.

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National Coming Out Day

NCOD; National Coming Out Day

On Oct. 11, 2015, we will celebrate the 27th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

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Youth Survey Findings

Youth Coming Out

Read findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth.

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