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National Coming Out Day

Karine Jean-Pierre, WH Press Secretary, Opens Up About Coming Out

Jean-Pierre took a moment at the beginning of Tuesday's White House press briefing to speak of her coming-out story for National Coming Out Day.

Queer Pop Star Betty Who On Inspirations, Coming Out, and New Music

"You have to do what's best for you in the time that it's best for you and be gentle with yourself along the way," Betty Who says to those thinking of coming out.

An LGBTQ+ Guide to Coming Out Safely and Happily

Today is a day for honoring coming out, and all the related hopes, fears, dreams, and expectations for the queer future.

Biden Calls Out Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation on National Coming Out Day

"To LGBTQ+ people across the country, and especially those who are contemplating coming out: know that ... you will have a community -- and a nation -- to welcome you."

JetBlue Spotlights Coming Out Day Stories of LGBTQ Employees

The airline also promised a "special surprise" for those who share their own #ComingOutDay stories.

10 Celebs Sending Love to LGBTQ Youth on National Coming Out Day

Angelica Ross, Adam Rippon, Karamo Brown, Paula Abdul, Patricia Arquette, Dan Levy, and more send messages of support.

A Prayer for Bobby on Coming Out Day

Mary Griffith is maintaining her gay son's legacy by fighting to end "conversion therapy."

These Openly LGBTQ Elected Officials Tell Their Coming-Out Stories

We worked with the Victory Fund to gather the coming-out stories of openly LGBTQ elected officials and candidates.

Coming Out Day: A Brief History

The origin story of October 11.

How Adam Rippon's 5th-Grade Sexual Awakening Led to His Coming Out

Read the Olympic medalist's coming out story in this excerpt from his memoir, Beautiful on the Outside.

Why National Coming Out Day Matters

There are still too many people are still living in the closet because the world is still not full accepting. 

Buttigieg: I Will Usher in a New Era for the LGBTQ+ Community

"As a gay man running for president, I am proud to lend my voice to the broader struggle for equality," the presidential candidate writes.

Gay Univision TV Personality Comes Out On Air with His Mom's Support

Luis Sandoval was moved to come out on air on Despierta America after learning about 9-year-old Jamel Myles, who died by suicide this summer.

15 Coming-Out Movies to Binge

From But I'm a Cheerleader to Love, Simon, here are 15 movies that capture the unique, awkward, emotional act of coming out.

11 Dramatic Ways to Come Out -- As Seen on TV Shows

From Ellen to Degrassi, here is how television taught us to memorably declare ourselves as members of the LGBTQ community.

To Everyone Who Has to Stay Closeted on National Coming Out Day

Your identity is still valid even if you have to remain closeted on National Coming Out Day.

9 Amazing Viral Coming Out Videos

Teens, cartoons, Wanda Sykes — they've all dramatically kicked open the closet door and captivated millions.

Gay Comedian Sampson McCormick Will Make History on Coming Out Day

McCormick will break a glass ceiling, all while honoring iconic African-American artists and comedians. 

'Secrets and Toys' Is the Perfect Movie for Coming Out Day

Celebrate Coming Out Day tonight with a feel-good tale of truth.