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11/04/2014 04:51 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Suze Orman Sounds Off On Young Gay Professionals Who Feel Pressure To Stay Closeted

Out and proud financial guru Suze Orman dropped by HuffPost Live this week, where she offered her advice to young professionals who may be feeling the pressure to hide their sexuality in today's business world.

"In 1980, when I first became a stockbroker...everybody knew I was gay. All these men were comfortable with it because I was comfortable with it," Orman recalled.

Pointing indirectly to the political and social gains that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has made since her early years, Orman added, "If you could just be comfortable in your own skin, if you could just say who you are as if it's not a big deal ... in today's day and age I think you would find that many people around you would absolutely just go, 'Okay.'"

She concluded, "You'll never be powerful in life until you're willing to be totally honest about who you are."

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