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Show Us What You Looked Like Before And After You Came Out Of The Closet

The great LGBTQ phenomenon.

Hi, again, let's talk about what happens when LGBTQ people come out of the closet and start acting like their real, authentic selves: They glow up.

Before-and-after showing a person who looks much happier out of the closet

It's a big transformation:

Before-and-after showing a person who looks much happier out of the closet

And, you know, it's just nice to see people living out and open:

Before-and-after showing a person who looks much happier out of the closet

Even celebrities experience it, from Neil Patrick Harris in the closet...

NPH in the closet

...to out and proud:

NPH with his family

So let's celebrate that.

From teen to grown confident man

We'd love to see your gay glow-up.

From awkward to confident

Send us your side-by-side or before-and-after gay glow-up pictures using the dropbox below, along with a description of the pictures, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.

Before-and-after showing a person who looks much happier after coming out

And for those asking, press that little picture button to upload your pic. Make sure you're logged in!

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Looking for more ways to get involved? Check out all of BuzzFeed's posts celebrating Pride 2021.