LGBT people around the nation celebrate Coming Out Day

A quarter-century ago, 500,000 people participated in a historic march on Washington, D.C., for gay rights. As the momentum was still going strong from the march, the first National Coming Out Day was celebrated on Oct. 11, 1988.

The goal of the day is for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to celebrate coming out and provide encouragement for those who haven’t had the opportunity to make their voices heard.

For information and resources about coming out, go to hrc.org/resources.

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