Updated April 2014, Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Throughout the process of coming out and living ever more openly, you should always be in the driver’s seat about how, where, when and with whom you choose to be open. If you're wondering how to come out, this guide was designed to help you through that process in realistic and practical terms. It acknowledges that the experience of coming out and living openly covers the full spectrum of human emotion – from fear to euphoria. Whether coming out to friends, family, coworkers or healthcare providers, your approach and timing will be as unique as your own sense of identity. Learn more about the Human Rights Campaign Coming Out Project.
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Download the PDF or read the virtual publication below. You can also find HRC's Spanish-language Coming Out Guide, Transgender Visibility Guide, Coming Out as a Straight Supporter and other coming out advice and resources here.