Editorials

Many people in the LGBT community will agree that coming out is an intensely personal and individual process. As a community whose members have faced so many years of judgment and pushback, most LGBT people can get on board with the idea that no one should be pushed to come out until he or she is ready — or judged for the process that gets him or her to that point.

 

Legislation advanced this week that, if enacted, would reauthorize a program that provides essential health care for youth from low- and moderate-income families, as well as for pregnant women. The catch? It comes at the expense of trans youth.

National Coming Out Day is a unique occasion in that it celebrates both personal strength and the power of community — lessons sorely needed this year.

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