4 Young LGBTQ People Share Intimate Coming Out Stories


National coming out day still means something, even as diverse identities become more accepted.

People still in the closet or deciding to take the plunge and come out clearly benefit from the outpouring of support today. But even if you came out of the womb in drag and belting Cher, we should all be paying attention.

It’s not often that we slow down to just listen to a stranger’s experience, unless it involves falling into a lion enclosure or some equally dramatic twist of fate.

But today is a chance to absorb everyday struggles and triumphs people in our community face, and that can only lead to greater understanding.

Watch below as GLAAD chats with four young LGBTQ people about their coming out experience:

Sound off below and share how your coming out story is similar or different.