Dear LGBTQ+ Youth: We Love You

If you identify as LGBTQ+, we hope you feel proud of who you are and are compassionate with yourself no matter where you are on your journey. If you are an ally, thank you for helping make a day like today easier for everyone in our community.

We asked our community to record their messages to share with LGBTQ+ youth who may need a little extra support this National Coming Out Day. Listen to our audio quilt below, and scroll down to hear 33 additional messages of love and support, in honor of the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day!

If you haven’t come out yet, that’s okay. I hope hearing these messages of support from your HRC family helps make today and every day a little better.

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Your support fuels HRC’s fight for equality. By making a gift to HRC, you help resist attacks against LGBTQ+ rights and continuing to push equality forward.

Sharing our authentic selves with others is not always safe or easy, and it is certainly not a one-day event. But by being there for one another, we can foster, and expand, our community of love, and make it easier for every one of us to shine as our beautiful, authentic selves.

Coming Out