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In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are a few of the standout coming out moments in pop culture from the last year.
"Any opportunity I have to break down stereotypes of the binary, I am down for it, I’m here for it. I think that a lot of times gender is used to separate and divide."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 10, 2019
Yes, henny! Thank you, @jvn, for sharing your truth. https://t.co/ETpx7GONbm
✅ Female— Lilly Singh // #LateWithLilly (@Lilly) February 25, 2019
Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.
No matter how many “boxes” you check, I encourage you to do the same x
“If I was going to write about people I loved, I wasn’t going to pretend they weren’t men just because I hadn’t talked about that before.”— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) February 14, 2019
Thank you @BenSPLATT for sharing your truth, inspiring #LGBTQ youth everywhere to be proud of their identities too. https://t.co/cmMEryyhzN
From the creators to the stories being told, representation matters. It is so important for #LGBTQ people, especially youth, to see themselves reflected on screen. Thank you, @LuisSandovalTV, for sharing your story with us. https://t.co/UF58iFF64f— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 15, 2018
Tess Holliday is unapologetic, fat and proud — and pansexual.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 3, 2019
Thank you @Tess_Holliday for using your platform to share your story and inspiring others to embrace their own identities. ������ https://t.co/9zkuDBCvwS pic.twitter.com/o9neOAJq3n
“Self-love, I think people think it's a destination,” said @SamSmith “It’s a practice.”— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 16, 2019
Thank you, Sam Smith, for sharing your story, no doubt inspiring gender-expansive people to be proud of their identities. https://t.co/pzXYpcnd0j
"There is only one of you in the world and you have one life, so be the best version of yourself and be proud of who you are."@melreidgolf, a six-time Ladies Euro Tour champ, has come out as openly gay. https://t.co/B7bFqB2eue— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) December 12, 2018
"I am, as my friends say, on the spectrum."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 5, 2019
This #PrideMonth we celebrate all the shades of identities that make up the LGBTQ rainbow. Thank you, Juan Castano (@Jcastanoart) for sharing your truth! https://t.co/VBjNA9P27w
Basically I'm Gay https://t.co/UHMZYM9imS— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) June 13, 2019
Filming parts of my #ComingOut story with @ItGetsBetter! Identifying as #gay wasn’t easy. It was a process that took many years for me to finally embrace. Now that I have I look forward to working with organizations like this, as well as @TrevorProject & @HRC #lgbtq #lovewins��️���� pic.twitter.com/j2cSWCQOjL— Travis Flores (@travisflores) May 31, 2019
“Once you share your feelings with the company you keep, sports will become even more fun.”— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 25, 2019
Visibility matters on and off the field. Thanks, Shiho Shimoyamada (@smymd125), for sharing your truth, no doubt inspiring other athletes to do the same. ⚽️��️�� https://t.co/Gz3HaCD5BT
As a gay guy myself, tonight's episode was so special to me. This is exactly the kind of story I craved as a young gay kid growing up in Ohio, and it blows my mind that I'm able to bring life to Dr. Levi Schmitt as he begins to grapple with his own sexuality this season on Grey’s Anatomy. His vulnerability and courage inspire me every day, and I hope he can do the same for you. To all of you who feel like little Levis out there, know that I do too, that you are seen, and that we're all in this together. And to everyone who has supported me over the years, I can't thank you enough, and I love you more than all the stars...
"My truth is that I'm a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving son, an overbearing brother, a caring friend, a loyal lover & a bisexual man."— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 29, 2019
Thank you @RKRelentless for sharing your truth, no doubt inspiring bisexual athletes to be proud of their identities.�� https://t.co/UaiUD3nVli
Brooks Laich 'So Proud' of Wife Julianne Hough After She Reveals She's Not Straight: 'Love You' https://t.co/N6sKGLrKcD— People (@people) August 2, 2019
"It's been an incredible journey, it’s been an incredible process, and I’m just really happy to be on this path." ��♡��— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 20, 2019
Thank you Nathan Westling for living your truth and bringing trans visibility to the fashion world. https://t.co/qc4witl8G0
Barbie Ferreira Goes Deep on "Euphoria," Body Positivity, and Her Queer Identity https://t.co/cEJc6yF8nX— Polly Irungu (@pollyirungu) September 11, 2019
first! i win! it's me. i'm bi. And now that I've said that, I have a few things to rant about. There are more important things to talk about than me liking a whole bunch of genders, but I do want to share a few things with you guys.— joshuAAAAAH rush (@JoshuaRush) August 6, 2019
Every coming out experience is a unique journey, and it is never too late to accept yourself and live your truth.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 18, 2019
Thank you for sharing your story in this powerful op-ed, Mayor @JimWatsonOttawa. ❤️������������ https://t.co/MU5rRf46bB