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24 Awesomely Creative Ways To Come Out Of The Closet

Even though coming out can be awkward and scary, people keep coming up with different ways to do it. Brave queers, we salute you.

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7. Make it a phone call:

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A U.S. soldier captures himself calling his father and telling him he is gay.

11. Say it during a graduation speech:

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12. Or during an assembly:

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14. Film it:

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15. Make it into a YouTube hit:

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Celebs can get creative as well:

20. Governor Jim McGreevey of New Jersey paired his resignation speech with his coming out:

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21. Lana Wachowski paired coming out with receiving an award:

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Lana Wachowski, one half of the sibling duo that directed The Matrix and Cloud Atlas, gave this touching speech about her coming out process as she received the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award.

22. Ellen DeGeneres came out on her own sitcom:

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Ellen came out on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997. Subsequently her character on the sitcom came out of the closet to her therapist, played by Oprah Winfrey.

24. Wanda Sykes came out to the public during an anti-prop 8 rally:

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We love you all for sharing your coming out stories with us! But we also love the queers who are not out and who are surviving and existing as your beautiful selves.