National Coming Out Day celebrated on October 11


Ren Bondoc, Staff Writer

Everything was lit aflame by one single march on October 11, 1988. This march was meant for Lesbian and Gay activists to bring more awareness to the community. This historic event later became known as National Coming Out Day, a day of acceptance and another step further for the LGBTQ community.

Coming out may not be as simple as one may think. First, who do you tell? How do you tell them? The big question is, when?

Coming out is not all about people knowing what you associate with or identify as. It also serves as a day for self-awareness, confidence, and being able to develop a closer bond with family members and friends alike.

For many, there is almost never a good time to come out. It may require a sit-down conversation to have with loved ones.

The LGBTQ community has made giant steps in activism and awareness and many new members and allies have joined over time.

To learn more about the history, visit here.

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