National Coming Out Day is a day to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community and their courage to live openly and authentically. It is observed on October 11 every year, which is the anniversary of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987. The day was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary, who believed that coming out was a powerful way to challenge homophobia and oppression. The day is organized and promoted by the Human Rights Campaign, which provides resources and guides for anyone who wants to come out or support someone who does.
For more information, visit the Human Rights Campaign