10 Stories Of Acceptance That Will Fill You With Hope

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1. The High Schooler Who Came Out In Front Of His Entire School

When Jacob Rudolph decided to come out, he decided to do it in a big way. The high school senior came out over 300 of his fellow classmates during a school assembly, which was followed by a standing ovation!

2. The Girl Who Says It With Dessert

Laurel decided to come out to her parents the best way she knew how, with cake! Following her mother finding the cake, she says they hugged and cried together.

3. The Brave Solider Who Came Out To His Father

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AreYouSuprised / Via youtube.com

Right after repeal of DADT, 21-year-old Randy Phillips decided to let his father, and the world know who he truly was. After turning the camera on, Jacob nervously called his father to tell him he was gay, to which his father replied, “I still love you, son.”

4. The Brother Whose Sister Loves Him No Matter What

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This brother came out to his sister live on YouTube!

5. The Mormon Who Came Out To All His Family And Friends

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Jimmy, a gay Mormon, decided to film himself coming out to his friends and family.

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He came out to his brother, mother, roommates, and his life-long best friend.

6. The Son That Didn't Even Know He Already Came Out

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After overhearing his son’s phone conversation about his plan to come out, this father wrote a letter to his son that not only made it easier for his son, but showed him that he was there for him no matter what.

7. The Proud And Gutsy High School Girl

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This brave high school student came out to her peers at a school-wide assembly and gave a beautiful talk about pride and acceptance.

8. The Guy With The Awesome Friends

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Levi was touched at the response made by his friends to his Facebook comment.

9. The Two Daddies

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These parents decided to tell their 6 year old daughter what it means to be gay by bringing her to a Pride Parade. They showed her that they weren’t afraid to be #outholdinghands.

10. The Student With An Unbelievably Supportive Teacher

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This student was just responding to a writing prompt given by his teacher, he never expected to get this amazing response in return.

Be proud to be #outholdinghands with the one you love.

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