Today is October 11th and while we all know it is Columbus Day, it is also National Coming Out Day. What is that, you ask? National Coming Out Day is a civil day that’s observed internationally for coming out and the discussions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and transgender issues (LBGT). In the United Kingdom, it’s celebrated October 12th.
National Coming Out Day was founded by Rob Eichberg, Ph.D. and Jean O’Leary back in 1988 and encourages the LBGT community to “take your next step in living openly and powerfully on October 11th.” So don rainbows, triangles and other gay pride symbols! Even if you’re not part of the LBGT community, show your support.
The Coming Out Project is part of the Human Rights Campaign and is full of information on the cause. From their site:
The Coming Out Project helps LGBT, as well as straight-supportive people live openly and talk about their support for equality at home, at work and in their communities each and every day.
So if you’re part of the LBGT community or not, show your support today! Find an event here.