This National Coming Out Day, the TODAY show with Hoda & Jenna shared the story of McKenna Palmer, a California native who came out as a teenager and is now working to give back to the youth with her organization, Yucaipa Rainbow Coalition.

McKenna is a former all-star intern of the It Gets Better Project. In her TODAY show segment, she talks about her special relationship with our organization’s own Director of Education and Global Programming, Justin Tindall, a person she looked up to as a mentor and friend during her own coming out process. We hope her story inspires you during your own journey.

Happy National Coming Out Day!