15 Celebrities Whose Coming Out Stories Deserve to Be Celebrated

portia de rossi, ellen degeneresComing out stories can be joyful, sad, awkward, funny, triumphant -- or, in the case of celebrities, extremely public. When you're in the spotlight, revealing your sexuality to the world means you're really revealing your sexuality to the world, and that level of bravery and honesty deserves to be celebrated. And now, in light of the tragic shootings in Orlando, it's more important than ever to stand with the LGBT community and to share these moments of triumph.


Check out our slideshow of LGBT stars whose coming out stories both moved and inspired us -- and whose commitment to living their truth continues to make us proud!


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