Gay Pride Month: 8 Celebs Who Are Proud To Be Out

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson & beau Justin Mikita
We're celebrating these 8 stars who are paving the way for others by being proud of their sexuality.

There's no doubt that it takes courage and strength to be openly gay in today's world, and that's why we're celebrating those who have done so this June during National Gay Pride Month.

It isn't always glamorous or easy for famous men and women to come out of the closet, especially since they're in the very judgmental public eye. But, the bravery of Hollywood's LGBT community has illuminated a hopeful and bright path for others. 

Check out our gallery to see who is out and proud in Hollywood (in no particular order), and to read their inspiring stories and advice for others:

PHOTOS: Gay Pride Month: 8 Celebs Who Are Proud To Be Out

Tell us: which celebrity inspires you to stay true to yourself?

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