It can be hard to be open about your secular identity, and it’s okay not to be if you’re in a position where being open would be detrimental to your well being. However, there is no better way to combat the stigma of being secular than by being open about it. Being open has worked favorably for the LGBT community; 68% of those who personally know gay or lesbian people favor marriage equality, as compared to 32% of those who don’t know anyone LGBT identified. This is because when you personally know someone with a marginalized identity, it’s more difficult to stigmatize or vilify them. You can observe firsthand that any myths propagated about who they are because of their identity aren’t true, and this may make you question what else you had thought about that identity. By pledging to Tell One Person, you can help make the world more accepting for those who may not be able to be openly secular right now.