I've been desperately trying to put together the right words to explain why I didn’t feel like myself until very recently, even though I was so openly queer. After giving it a lot of thought, it seems like it has to do with style: I’ve always been into the idea of fashion, but nothing hit home. I was barely interested in women’s fashion, and I didn't (and still don't) feel comfortable in suits.
That being said, I have (with the help of Tumblr and Instagram) really figured my shit out in the past year and a half. So, I wanted to speak with other people who love fashion but went on a journey to get to where they are today. And, since yesterday was National Coming Out Day, I also took the opportunity to ask them about why it's important (if at all) to be out and open about their sexualities and gender identities. Click through the slideshow to get to know 10 queer humans through their very real talks on fashion.