Do not let others hold you back from your own happiness. Do not let society take away or dull that happiness. Do not let normative views keep you from being yourself. Nothing feels as good as being out in the open world knowing you have nothing to hide, nothing to be found out about you that will discredit you. Every individual is unique but many fall into certain categories, whatever category you fall into may be considered deviant, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. It just means that others view it as different. Embrace your difference, exploit the binary, destroy norms holding you back. I promise it will be worth it. People will support you always. It may not be the people you would anticipate but there is always someone there who will stand by you. Things change but there are some things that will remain. One of those is your identity. Don’t be afraid to be who you are, let others in, let yourself out. Don’t let yourself be hidden from the world for one more day. Today is the day you can change it all. Thousands of people are coming out to their friends and families today, I encourage you to do the same. Connect with those who have before, they can help guide you. Just be happy being yourself. If you need an ear, I am here. Happy National Coming Out Day!