Yesterday, October 11th, marked National Coming Out Day in the U.S. The day, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community encourages members to step out on their own terms and on their own time.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as allies celebrated the day which was trending online. Some of your favorite celebrities even joined in to support those in the community.
Demi Lovato for one, hosted a "Coming Out 2020" Facebook Watch event where she spoke about her own sexuality and self-love journey. The singer came out as bisexual in 2017 and since then has been a large supporter of queer rights.
Member of the show, "Queer Eye," Tan France joined Lovato
Coming out is a journey that is different for everybody, but @tanfrance and I are here to make sure those on the jo… https://t.co/QP6QSamdSd— Demi Lovato (@Demi Lovato) 1602097543.0
Not just celebrities, brands and big name companies showed their support as well.
The NFL aired a short PSA during live games which featured out gay and bisexual players in the NFL. The short video encourages players who are still in the closet to step out and embrace themselves whenever they feel ready. The world of sports is a place where many LGBTQ+ members may still feel underrepresented and misunderstood. The NFL has pledged to change that.
"When you are ready, so are we."
For those who did come out yesterday, today marks the beginning of a whole new chapter. For those who didn't, that's alright too. The purpose of the day was to remind everyone that accepting yourself happens on your own time and same goes for telling other people. Nobody owes anybody answers to their sexual/gender identity.
Here's some other celebrities who showed their support.
Matt Bomer encouraged his fans to donate to the Trevor Project
Today is #NationalComingOutDay AND my birthday! You can help me celebrate by by donating to The @TrevorProject, the… https://t.co/ahgQ8wpMj0— Matt Bomer (@Matt Bomer) 1602434429.0
Tyra Banks tweeted support as an ally
In my home, we teach that love is love, and the importance of accepting everyone in all of their beautiful uniquene… https://t.co/XxKDOkZumF— Tyra Banks (@Tyra Banks) 1602432133.0
Frankie Grande reminded everyone to support LGBTQ+ rights at the polls
happy #nationalcomingoutday 🏳️🌈 coming out was one of the greatest things to ever happen to me and I hope that for… https://t.co/5pXVatLofS— Frankie James Grande (@Frankie James Grande) 1602450610.0
Jazz Jennings has paved way for the trans community in television and reminded everyone that no two journeys are the same
Happy National Coming Out Day! No two experiences are alike, so make sure you come out when you are ready and to th… https://t.co/eyHFzQZnHG— Jazz Jennings (@Jazz Jennings) 1602448748.0
Drag Race Winner, Shea Coulee, also celebrated the birthday of her gay dog
I have to start my #NationalComingOutDay by wishing a happy 2nd Birthday to my favorite little furry Gay Icon Baby… https://t.co/coUS9fxYIP— Shea Couleé (@Shea Couleé) 1602429677.0
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