9 Celebrities Who Came Out To The World

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We're admiring the famous stars who took that brave step.

National Coming Out Day is October 11. It's a day that should be celebrated by everyone: gay, straight, lesbian, transgender or bisexual. It's a celebration of people being honest with themselves and those who care about them—a very honorable thing, that's not so easy to do.

It takes an incredible amount of strength and bravery to come out of the closet, something that both celebrities and the average Joe can attest to. We can only imagine the amount of pressure famous faces such as Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Chaz Bono and others felt to come out to not only their loved ones, but the world, all at the same time! 

The following eight celebrities announced their sexual orientation the best way they knew how, and they all admit it was the best decision they've ever made. Hopefully, their experiences will inspire others today to come out from hiding. If they could do it, so can you.

Photo: weheartit.com

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