Coming Out Center

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.

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Congratulations Ellen Page

Ellen Page

Watch actress Ellen Page speak about her brave decision to live openly and authentically.

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Coming Out Stories

celebrities coming out NCOD

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

Coming Out

In 2013, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of NCOD with the theme, "Coming Out Still Matters."

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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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