Coming Out - Define American

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Do you consider yourself an American, regardless of paperwork?

Coming Out Stories

“I’ve come out twice in my life – first, as a teenager, to tell my classmates that I am gay; second, as an adult, to tell the country I grew up in that I am an undocumented American. While both risky in their own ways, each resulted in a kind of personal liberation that changed the perceptions of my friends, co-workers, and those close to me. We ‘come out’ to let people in,” – Jose Antonio Vargas.

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I know firsthand the struggles of being undocumented. I hope that by sharing my story and supporting this campaign, undocumented Americans feel a sense of solidarity with the millions of others who are in the same situation.

Cesar Millan