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National Coming Out Day

Come out if you can, but don't judge those who can't

October 11, is National Coming Out Day.

October 11 is National Coming Out Day. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people choose this day to announce their sexual orientation or gender identity. The basic idea is that homophobia can grow in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance.

Visibility certainly helps people to understand that society is diverse and combat deeply ingrained prejudices.

Heart & Soul: Coming out to ourselves

"But no matter what our experience of coming out to world was, I believe it is a separate (and even more important) process as we come out to ourselves."