||White House press secretary recounts her story for National Coming Out Day
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On Oct. 11, Karine Jean-Pierre, the first openly gay White House press secretary, shared her experience of coming out in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), per Yahoo! News.
In part, she said, "Like so many in the LGBTQ community coming out wasn't an easy thing to do. My family was traditional and conservative. Being gay in my family wasn't something that you mentioned out loud or celebrated. But my family like many, many other families grew to accept who I was. They saw that who I loved didn't change who I was as a person, it didn't change the things I like to do and it didn't change the goals I had for my life."
The Hill noted that Jean-Pierre is the first openly gay woman and the first Black woman to serve as White House press secretary, taking over the role in May for Jen Psaki.
National Coming Out Day started more than 30 years ago in support of members of the LGBTQ+ community who have come out about their sexual orientation or who are struggling with the process of coming out.
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