National Coming Out Day

What is National Coming Out Day? Is an international Awareness Day being observed worldwide by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and transgender or the LGBT communities. It is a civic awareness observed every october 11 or October 12 in United Kingdom of every year.

The participants are highly encouraged to step out, speak out and come out of what sexual orientation they have and live it openly.They are requested to wear the gay pride symbols such as the pink triangle (gay men), the black triangle (lesbians), the Greek  letter lambda, and rainbows in jewelry and on clothing.

National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by Jean O’Leary and Dr. Robert Eichberg, acting in behalf of their organization. This events are aimed to raise awareness to give familiar face to the LGBT rights movement to the general public.

The purpose of this campaign is to help a particular individual to come
out from the closet and divulge their sexual orientation to their family,
peers, co-workers or acquaintance. To be able to free their mind and their body living out of secrecy and to be able to finally face the world with confidence, pride and strength whether they will be accepted or not nor if they will be criticized or condemn.

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