National Coming Out Day

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National Coming Out Day
United States
National Coming Out Day

On October 11th, National Coming Out Day serves as a platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ individuals and shed light on the detrimental impact of homophobia that often thrives in silence. It's a significant day for many in the LGBTQ+ community, marked by individuals choosing to share their sexuality, symbolized by the phrase "coming out of the closet," with friends or family. This day honors the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, acknowledging its influential advocates and highlighting the intersection of personal experiences with broader political movements. Celebrations often involve waving flags representing LGBTQ+ groups or proudly wearing symbolic pins.