Out and Proud: LGBT Youth Share Their Stories

October is an important month for supporting LGBT youth. In honor of National Coming Out Day earlier this month and Spirit Day today, these videos feature stories of empowered youth and their positive coming-out tales.

BY Nicholas Cimarusti

October 17 2013 4:00 AM ET

Leo Washington is cocaptain of his football team at Hollywood Hills High School and a teen who, inspired by NBA player Jason Collins's coming-out, also came out to his community. The reactions from his teammates and coach and Leo’s bright demeanor will surely make you smile.