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“You’re not broken, you’re not wrong, you’re just you.”

Figuring out how to navigate your gender identity can be confusing and overwhelming — especially if you identify outside the gender binary.

Figuring out how to navigate your gender identity can be confusing and overwhelming — especially if you identify outside the gender binary.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community who identify as nonbinary or genderqueer to tell us what helped them stay positive while coming out to friends and family. Here's what they had to share.

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“Something that helped me become so much more comfy with my body and identity was wearing clothes I feel comfortable in. Shopping in the section of the store assigned 'women's' never felt right. The day I stepped foot in the section assigned 'men's' I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. I am a lot more comfortable and confident and love who I am as a human.”

—LJ, Facebook

“It took a really long time for me to be comfortable with where I am right now. I was born female and therefore I grew up with more traditional female clothes and ideals. For a while, I couldn't even wear more feminine clothes because it reminded me too much of my childhood and it felt wrong. I still sometimes have problems with my self-confidence and my image, but once you figure out how you want to present yourself, it's so damn comfortable. I just started college and have been going by my chosen name. I get to introduce myself as who I really am. It's the best feeling in the world.

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