National Coming Out Day …. that time again in October!!   3 comments

It Is What It Is

~~October 11, 2014~~ 

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual civil awareness day internationally observed on October 11 to recognize members of the LGBTQ+ community. The process of coming out involves self-disclosure of one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary on October 11, 1988 in celebration of the second gay march in Washington D.C. a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote awareness of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender issues and to celebrate being LGBTQ.

Although National Coming Out Day is a time to celebrate gay pride, many choose this day to come out to their parents, friends, co-workers and themselves.

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What does it mean to “come out”?

Coming out is the process of personally accepting your homosexuality and disclosing it to family, co-workers and friends. Coming out is…

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Posted October 11, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

3 responses to “National Coming Out Day …. that time again in October!!

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  1. thanks so much for the reblog!! hugs …. 🙂

    • It’s no problem, Doc. National Coming Out Day’s almost a second birthday of sorts for me and the reason there is that I came out of the closet on my birthday, July 15, 1993.

      Was it one of the most nerve-racking things I’ve ever done in my life? Yes…but it was also one of the best things I ever did.

      • I’m so glad for you!! I wish you the best, a full, happy life … we all can have that!! Hugs ..

        .. and happy birthday!! You are cancer like me …. July 1, for me!! ❤ ….

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