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National Coming Out Day 2011

You Don't Have to Be Queer to Come Out

Bianca James | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago
Bianca James

It's important to find some safe place in your life where you can be your most authentic self and not a sanitized, publicly acceptable shadow of that self.

The Ally Dilemma on National Coming Out Day

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Coming out as ally does not bear the same weight as coming out as LGBTQ, so we must take care that we do not treat them as equal actions.

Out of the Boxx: I'm Coming Out

Pandora Boxx | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Pandora Boxx

I guess I've had two coming-outs. I'm like a greedy debutante or something. I came out as a raging homosexual and then a fancy fake lady. They actually were about two months apart, so we'll just combined them into one.

Coming Out Day: Who's In?

Jordan Roth | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Jordan Roth

Coming Out Day is not so much about the people yet to come out. It's about the rest of us. It's about being the people they know they can come out to. It's about being the people they know will stand with them.

My Coming Out Story

Hylan Elias Kornfeld | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Hylan Elias Kornfeld

An intense feeling grew in me to tell my family. I felt as if they had this fabricated understanding of who I was based on my Oscar-worthy role as a straight teenager, and I really wanted them to know the real me.

Coming Out Is Only the First Step Toward a Better World

Frank J Miles | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Frank J Miles

Our world's worst social ills require all of our attention, and there never will be a unified Earth if we prioritize ourselves over another. At the end of the day, all of this is what we fight for: a more open society, a more free and equal culture.

Stand and Be Counted: Join the #CountMeOut Campaign

Andrew Pond Oldershaw | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Andrew Pond Oldershaw

If you are reading this and you haven't come out yet, do it. Join your brothers and sisters in the #CountMeOut campaign. You count. Your single image matters. You are part of the activist army; without you we are weaker.