Explore: Coming Out

Find resources to help you come out and live openly at home, at work and in your community.

  • Coming Out Stories

    Whether coming out as LGBTQ or as an ally, Americans advance equality by sharing their stories.
  • National Coming Out Day

    On Oct. 11, 2016, we will celebrate the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
  • Resource Guide to Coming Out

    This guide was designed to help you through the coming out process in realistic and practical terms.
  • Youth Survey Findings

    Read findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBTQ-identified youth.
  • Bisexual Resource Guide

    For bisexual people, coming out can present some unique challenges. This guide is designed to prepare you for those challenges and to give you the tools to live openly wherever and whenever you are safe, able and ready.
  • Coming Out at Work

    Being open at work can be a daunting challenge. But it can also relieve the daily stress of hiding who you are. Here are some things to think about as you consider whether or not to come out at work.


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Latest Videos

Explore All Coming Out Videos
  • HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2015

    October 11, 2015
  • HRC Youth Ambassadors on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

    May 15, 2015
  • 2015 Time to THRIVE Highlights

    April 21, 2015
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