Coming Out Stories: HuffPost Readers Share Their Experiences (PHOTOS)

10/16/2010 10:22 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • The Huffington Post

We received hundreds of submissions -- some heartbreaking, some heartwarming, some downright hilarious, but all affirming the imperative to "come out" against hate and celebrate those who fearlessly embrace who they are.

You can peruse the full collection of coming out stories here, but we've highlighted some of the best below. Thanks to all the members of the HuffPost community who had the courage to share.

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Coming Out: HuffPost Users Share Their Stories (PHOTOS)