American Idol alum Crystal Bowersox has released a Christmas single about coming home for the holidays and coming out.

The 28-year-old Bowersox co-wrote Coming Out For Christmas with Maia Sharp. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of the song benefits The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT youth.

“The holidays are here, and it pains me to think that anyone would be left alone or be forbidden to be with their family over something as silly as their sexual orientation,” Bowersox said in an emailed statement. “I hope it will serve as a holiday anthem for people who may finally have the courage to live their life as their true authentic self, proudly and unapologetically, and that their friends and family will love and accept them with loving open arms. May we all celebrate this holiday season together, celebrate equality, and give thanks for the true spirit of Christmas – with our one human family.”

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Bowersox, the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol, has released two studio albums. She is currently preparing to play Patsy Cline in the Broadway production of Always, Patsy Cline.

Coming Out For Christmas can be purchased at New York Rock Exchange.