Whether coming out as LGBTQ or as an ally, Americans advance equality by sharing their stories.
On Oct. 11, 2016, we celebrated the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
This guide was designed to help you through the coming out process in realistic and practical terms.
Read findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBTQ-identified youth.
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.
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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We Are With You: Resources for the LGBTQ Community During a Time of Need
To every LGBTQ person across this nation feeling stunned and disheartened by the election results, and questioning if they have a place in our country today, we say this: you do.Read more
Celebrities Come Out for Equality in 2016
Whether it’s coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or as an ally, countless American actors, athletes, musicians and YouTube sensations have helped advance the movement for equality. In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are a few of the standout coming out moments in pop culture from the last year.Read more
Coming Home: To Judaism and to Self
This guide is aimed at LGBTQ Jewish Americans who are on the journey toward living fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and in their faith and its traditions.Read more
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- "Donald Trump is a bully....Our job is to hold the bully accountable."-@ChadHGriffin #ProtectTransKids https://t.co/6eTaSUO8d5... via @hrc
- .@HRC's @ChadHGriffin to trans youth: "You are valued. You are important. You matter." ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 #ProtectTransKids https://t.co/jVdkO1TVyr... via @hrc
- "I want every young #transgender person to know that you are valued. You are important and you are loved."-@ChadHGriffin... via @hrc