Coming Out

Coming out and living openly aren’t something you do once, or even for one year. It’s a journey that we make every single day of our lives. Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for the individual. Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, coming out can be an arduous journey. It is also a brave decision to live openly and authentically.

Join HRC in celebrating National Coming Out Day every year on October 11!

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Scholarships and LGBTQ Friendly Schools.

Choosing the right college can be a difficult task for anyone. For a student who identifies as LGBTQ, this task becomes downright daunting, as they must also try and find a place of acceptance, inclusion, and support.

To help guide LGBTQ students, Affordable Colleges created a guide that students can use to help make their college decision easier.

The LGBTQ guide covers several important topics including:

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid for the LGBTQ Community
  • Assessing a School’s LGBTQ Community
  • LGBTQ Initiatives on Campus
  • Academics as a LGBTQ
  • Other National and Campus Organizations

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Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBT public leaders.
Through its training and professional development programs, the Victory Institute assists hundreds of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government, business and advocacy each year.  Many of the Victory Institute’s trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBT elected and appointed officials now serving around the world. Learn More

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network

GLSEN's mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. 

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