Celebrate National Coming Out Day on 10/11
Check out this SF Student’s Coming Out Guide created by SF student Elisabeth Eder!
Text via Human Rights Campaign
Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ equality this Coming Out Day!
Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ.) This year, we will mark the 32nd anniversary of National Coming Out Day!
Thirty-two years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.
Coming out — whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer — STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, HRC celebrates all who have come out as LGBTQ – that takes bravery, and we commend you. Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.
For more on coming out, visit HRC’s Coming Out Center or check out the resources below.
Celebrities Come Out for Equality
Whether it’s coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, countless actors, athletes, musicians and YouTube sensations have helped advance the movement for equality. In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are a few standout coming out moments in pop culture from the last year.
Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Latinx Americans
HRC Foundation’s Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Latinx Americans resource is designed to aid LGBTQ Latinx Americans in navigating the intersectional challenges when coming out.
Coming Out to Your Doctor
HRC’s Coming Out to Your Doctor guide provides tips for finding and being open with healthcare providers. You can also check the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Healthcare Provider Directory.