It's easy to argue there's never been a better time to be LGBTQ in America. There are hundreds of out people in the spotlight—everyone from celebs to lawmakers to CEOs—and most Americans (finally!) agree that LGBTQ people deserve the same rights as anyone else.

This dramatic progress doesn’t mean coming out is suddenly easier. Everyone's experience is different. That's what makes National Coming Out Day so great. It's an opportunity for people to tell their story and show others "in the closet" the incredible community that will always have their back. Here are some of the incredible messages people tweeted yesterday to celebrate:

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