Coming out in order to live openly isn’t something you do once, or even for one year. It’s a decision that we make every single day of our lives. Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for the individual. Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, coming out can be an arduous journey. It is also a brave decision to live authentically.

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Coming Out: Living Authentically as Black LGBTQ People

We all deserve the right to live our lives genuinely, completely and honestly. Race, ethnicity, language, religion, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation and gender identity should never be barriers to…

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Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home: To Faith, To Spirit, To Self

While many people enjoy a rich, spiritual life outside the realm of organized religion, this guide is aimed at folks who hope to lead their faith communities toward a more…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home to Catholicism and to Self

Despite the Catholic Church hierarchy's anti-LGBTQ stances, Catholics of good conscious are giving hope to countless longing to hear that their Church embraces and accepts them.

Coming Out, Communities of Color, Religion & Faith

Religion and Coming Out Issues for Asian Pacific Americans

The beliefs of Asian Pacific Islander religions may not be any more homophobic than others, but the interconnectedness of culture and religion means that any homophobia related to faith can…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out, Communities of Color

Religion and Coming Out Issues for Latinxs

More than two-thirds of Hispanics (68%) identify themselves as Roman Catholics, according to a 2007 survey by the Pew Hispanic Center and Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The…

Bisexual, Allies, Coming Out, Transgender

Glossary of Terms

Many Americans refrain from talking about sexual orientation and gender identity or expression because it feels taboo, or because they’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. This glossary was written…

Bisexual, Transgender, Health & Aging, Coming Out

Coming Out to Your Doctor

Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, psychotherapists and other professionals treating you need to know about your sexual orientation and gender identity to give the best care possible.

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home to Islam and to Self

This guide is aimed at LGBTQ American Muslims who are on the journey toward living fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and in their faith and its…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

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…