NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

National Coming Out DayOriginally celebrated in 1988, National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people (LGBT), and asexuals.

National Coming Out Day is traditionally celebrated on October 11th, the date of the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Events are held annually to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBT community and LGBT rights movement. Participants are encouraged to wear pride symbols, such as the pink triangle (gay men), bisexual pride flag (bisexuals) & the black triangle (lesbians), the Greek letter lambda, and rainbows in jewelry and on clothing.


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