Sunday, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. According to About.com, Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary founded National Coming Out Day on October 11, 1988, to celebrate the first gay rights march on Washington, D.C. The first march occurred in 1987. This is a day to embrace diversity and to promote awareness of the need for equal rights for the LGBT community.
KU is helping to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Look for a display at the Rohrbach Library’s Voices and Choices Center this weekend. Also, the GLBTQ Center is organizing a bus trip to Washington, D.C., for the annual march on Sunday. Contact Kathleen Hoffmann, GLBTQ Center coordinator, at 484-646-5807 for more information.
This is not just a time for people to be open about their sexuality, but it is also a time to be an ally and show support for members of the LGBT community. For more information about how you can be a part of National Coming Out Day, contact the GLBTQ Resource Center.