Coming out to your family and friends can be one of the most difficult, but ultimately liberating moments for people in the LGBT community. Some people are afraid of what people might think when they come out, or that their family and friends might be disappointed. But regardless of other people’s reaction, most openly gay or transgender people agree that coming out has made them feel more free and fulfilled in their lives. It might be hard now, but it gets better, and for many people coming out is the first step to a better life. So, if you need a little push or extra motivation, National Coming Out Day is here for you. This is a holiday that helps encourage people to embrace their true selves and to share their truth with the important people in their lives.