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10 People Who Aren't Afraid To Be Who They Are

It’s never easy being yourself, even when that’s all you want to do. Here are 10 people being exactly who they are. You should too. And no matter who you are, you can always be your true self with an Allstate Agent. Click here to find one near you. Be yourself. Be #outholdinghands.

1. William Campbell & John Hilton

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2. Ellen Degeneres

3. Zach Wahls

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Zach Wahls took to the stand two years ago to talk about his two moms being exactly who they are is what helped raise him and his sister so well: “I think every child deserves a family as loving and committed as mine. Because the sense of family comes from the commitment we make to each other to work through the hard times so we can enjoy the good ones. It comes from the love that binds us; that’s what makes a family. My family is just as real as yours.”

4. Lena Dunham

5. "Lohanthony"

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With more than half a million Twitter followers and over 300,000 YouTube subscribers, "Lohanthony" (a portmanteau of Lindsay Lohan and his name, Anthony, of course) is one of the most prolific teens to make his name on the Internet who also happens to be gay. His content is all about doing whatever makes you happy and he frequently makes videos in an effort to inspire other LGBT teens to be above the hate they might hear all around them.

6. Eric Ducharme

7. Kid President

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Robby Novak, aka "Kid President," can already add comedian, motivational speaker, and TED speaker to his resume—and he's only ten. He started off as a promoter for a benefit dinner for Freed-Hardeman University, but his outstandingly optimistic outlook on life has grown into something much larger than that. His "Pep Talk" video has over 20 million views on YouTube and his ability to speak so earnestly is something that usually takes people years to learn.

8. Malala Yousafzai

9. Jennifer Livingston

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When a viewer criticized local news anchor Jennifer Livingston's physical appearance, instead of attacking the person who attacked her, she defended herself and her weight. "You don't know me. You are not a friend of mine. You are not a part of my family. And you have admitted that you don't watch this show. So you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. And I am much more than a number on the scale."

Not only that, she turned it into an anti-bullying message for the broader culture. She refused to just be "a number on a scale" and her response video is truly inspiring.

10. Fred Rogers

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

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