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Coming Out

Below are a variety of resources on coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and asexual. Please contact us for information on coming out in specific situations or with other identities.

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Below are a variety of resources in PDF format.

Making a Coming Out Plan

Use this guide to think about the who, what, why, and how of coming out around sexual orientation or gender identity.

HRC Coming Out Resource Guide

The Human Rights Campaign has compiled a multi-page brochure of various resources for coming out.

HRC Coming Out as Trans Guide

The Human Rights Campaign has developed a guide around coming out as transgender.

I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do?

Advocates for Youth offers this brochure by and for transgender youth. PDFs at the link in Amharic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Tips for Coming Out as Asexual

A writer for The Asexual Agenda offers advice on what coming out as asexual might look like.

PFLAG Sé Tú Mismo

Preguntas y respuestas para jóvenes gay, lesbianas, bisexuales y transgéneras.

Find Services

Find campus- and community-based support around coming out, including support groups, community centers, and organizations for your friends and family.

Coming out services

View a PDF of names and addresses of coming out support services.

Coming Out Services


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