National Coming Out Day: An LGBTQ guide

National Coming Out Day: An LGBTQ guide

National Coming Out Day is an annual celebration that takes place on October 11.

It was initially marked on the one-year anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

By 1990, National Coming Out Day was being celebrated in all 50 states.

The occasion was inspired by a single march where 500,000 people participated.

More than a hundred individuals identified themselves as part of the LGBTQ+ community in Washington and decided to celebrate the day.

According to experts, the day promotes a safe and inclusive environment where LGBTQ+ people can live openly and without fear.

The event also aims to continue its efforts to allievate hate and homophobia of coming out and dispel stereotypes.

The percentage of US adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender has increased to 7.1% in 2022.