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National Coming Out Day

October 11

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 3:00 am on day 11 of October, repeating indefinitely

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11.  Founded in the United States in 1988, the initial idea was grounded in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, and the emphasis on the most basic form of activism being coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lesbian or gay person.   The foundational belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views.

 

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Date:
October 11

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