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It's Nice Out!

Abstract: National Coming Out Day is October 11.

October 11 is National Coming Out Day and the 20th anniversary of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights: on October 11, 1987, 500,000 people marched on Washington, DC in support of gay and lesbian equality. It's not too early to plan how you will observe the occasion. National Coming Out Day was begun in 1988by Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary as a comemoration of the 1987 march on Washington.
In the U.S., the Human Rights Campaign manages the event under the National Coming Out Project, offering resources to LGBT individuals, couples, parents and children, as well as straight friends and relatives, to promote awareness of LGBT families living honest and open lives.
Despite its name, National Coming Out Day is observed worldwide. We like the Swiss Coming Out Day website where you can read this injunction to step outside any stereotypes you might still be harboring:
Vergessen sie die Traktor-Lesbe, vergessen Sie Milieumord und den halbnackten Paradiesvogel aus dem TV.

(Vol. I, xlvii October 5, 2007 )

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