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Coming Out Of The Closet: Some Resources To Aid The Process

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Coming out of the closet can be an overwhelming, scary and isolating time. Depending on your age, race, location, or even just the moment in time that you decide to publicly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), your own personal journey of self-discovery will no doubt be unique.

In order to help guide you through this process, and also in celebration of National Coming Out Day, we at HuffPost Gay Voices wanted to provide you with a consolidated list of resources to try and make this experience easier. This list is in no way all-encompassing or definitive of the best resources -- just a jumping off point as you decide when, where and how is the best way to come out of the closet.

Coming out is a monumental decision -- and only you can decide when the right time will be for you.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

-Human Rights Campaign: Resource Guide To Coming Out

-Berkley Gender Equity Resource Center: Coming Out

-Gender Expansion Project: Coming Out Resources

-ACLU: Know Your Rights: A Guide For Trans And Gender Nonconforming Students

-LGBT Youth: A Coming Out Guide For Trans Young People

-The Washington Post: Coming Out As Transgender And Christian

-Ohio University LGBT Center: Coming Out As Trans*

-PFLAG: Support For Transgender People And Their Families

-Gender Spectrum: Support For Transgender Youth

-National Center For Transgender Equality: Transgender Terminology

-Human Rights Campaign: Coming Out Issues For Latinos And Latinas

-Human Rights Campaign: Coming Out Issues For Asian Pacific Americans

-Human Rights Campaign: Coming Out Issues For African Americans

-Bisexual Resource Center: Coming Out As Bi

-The Huffington Post: Coming Out To Your Parents As Bisexual

-PFLAG: Support For Family And Friends Of LGBT Individuals

-PFLAG: Support For Straight Spouses

-PFLAG: Guide To Being A Straight Ally

-Human Rights Campaign: Coming Out At Work

-Human Rights Campaign: Coming Out To Your Doctor

-Trevor Lifeline: The Trevor Project's 24/7 LGBT Crisis And Suicide Prevention Hotline

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