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    Posted on Oct 9, 2015

    Troye Sivan's Advice For Flawlessly Coming Out Of The Closet

    You'll need some skittles, confetti, and (of course) the support of friends and family.

    This Sunday is National Coming Out Day and Aussie singer-songwriter Troye Sivan is here to help you each and every step of the way.

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    When he's not busy dropping new music (please stop and go check out the WILD EP immediately) and touring, Troye is an avid YouTuber with a massive following. The singer came out as gay to his fans in a personal YouTube video back in 2013 and has been outspoken about supporting the LGBT community ever since. Basically, this guy knows what he is talking about.

    So Troye, how is it done?

    1. Check that the coast is clear ~ outside ~ the closet.

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    Maybe you've been in there for a long time, maybe you just realized you're in it at all — time to make your exit.

    2. Ensure you have enough glitter and confetti on hand to make the announcement extra special.

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    The more confetti the better — purchase in bulk.

    (Use glitter with caution: It will be quite difficult to remove from your clothing and hair.)

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    3. Take a few deep breaths, this stuff isn't easy.

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    Practice what you're going to say to yourself, to a mirror, to your cat. Saying the words out loud, even just to yourself, can be helpful.

    4. Taste the rainbow, literally.

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    Gorging yourself on skittles will ensure a huge sugar rush gives you the confidence you need for when the big moment arrives.

    *Record scratch* OK, wait. Come on Troye, can we hear some serious advice or what?

    "It's important to absolutely just take your time and make sure you're in a safe and positive place," the singer told BuzzFeed.

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    But, most importantly:

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    If you or someone you know is struggling with coming out, be sure to check out these resources:

    The Trevor Project
    It Gets Better


    Crisis Text Hotline