White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is receiving praise after sharing the story of her family accepting her as part of the LGBTQ community. Going to Twitter on Friday to honor Pride Month, Jean-Pierre said her mother first rejected her when she came out at age 16.

"The revolted look on her face sent me running back into the proverbial closet and slamming the door shut,” the press secretary wrote. “After that, my sexuality became a family secret and it would stay that way for years.”