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Happy National Coming Out Day!

Happy National Coming Out Day! Hey guys, gals & non-binary pals, today’s your day! Remember that there is no “right” way to come out, you do it in your own way when you are ready. Here at Turning Point CT, we just want you to know that your feelings are valid, and you are loved. Remember to be proud and to always be YOU. 🏳️‍🌈❤️⁠

Some Info About National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is celebrated every October 11th. The holiday was founded by Richard Eichberg, a gay rights activist, in 1988 to mark the second anniversary of a march on Oct. 11, 1987 where an estimated 500,000 marched in Washington to for Lesbian and Gay Rights, according to the American Psychological Association.

Today, it is a celebration to acknowledge LGBTQ+ people to raise awareness for their ongoing fight for equality. It is a day with a goal of shining light on individuals within the LGBTQ+ community and their decisions to share their gender identities and sexual orientations with the public. It is a day to also support those who choose to keep their identity a secret.

Resources

Everything You Need To Know About National Coming Out Day

Journal of A Gay Afro Caribbean Immigrant – National Coming Out Day


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