For some in the LGBT community, coming out to friends, family and co-workers is a relatively painless experience and for others it is a terrifying prospect. Everyone’s coming out story is different and everyone’s coming out experience is unique.
Here are some local and national resources about coming out:
The UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center offers a helpful guide for those who want more information about coming out.
The Human Rights Campaign offers this guide for people who want more information about coming out, specifically for those who are bisexual, those in communities of color, straight supporters and transgender individuals.
The National Center for Transgender Equality offers this guide for transgender individuals seeking more information about coming out.
Do you have a coming out story you would like to share? Visit the Share Your Story section of our website and tell us.