America’s Human Rights Campaign has released a video highlighting the groundbreaking actors, athletes, musicians and others who’ve recently come out.
The video was created to mark International Coming Out Day, which is celebrated on 11 October.
It features the likes of actors Charlie Carver and Colton Haynes, model Nyle DiMarco, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and pro basketball player Elena Delle Donne, among many others.
HRC said that these public LGBT figures are “helping to advance equality by coming out and sharing their stories”.
“Coming out – whether as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or as an ally – is incredibly important in our fight to advance LGBTQ equality,” commented Mary Beth Maxwell, HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research, and Training.
“Research proves that when people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality. It takes bravery and courage to come out, and by speaking up and sharing our stories, we are helping to make the world a better place by changing hearts and minds.”