Last year, Rafael Langer-Osuna concluded that to be the most successful lawyer they could be, it was time to come out to their colleagues.

“One aspect of deepening ones’ legal practice and career really requires you to be who you are,” said Langer-Osuna, a litigation partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ San Francisco and Miami offices who is nonbinary, meaning their gender expression falls outside the categories of man and woman. With this revelation in mind, they decided at the end of last year it was time to tell their colleagues and start bringing their true self to work.