National Coming Out Day - October 11

National Coming Out Day is an annual awareness day held on October 11 every year, beginning in 1988, in the spirit of feminism and the liberation of homosexuals, with an emphasis on the rights of LGBT people to live a full and prosperous life. In society without the need to hide their sexual orientation.
The basic belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people discover that the people they love are gays or lesbians, who are not ashamed and not afraid to admit it, they will likely learn to accept the facts and open up to the issue.
The phrase “coming out of the closet” means voluntary self-discovery of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Day of Coming Out of the Closet, or NCOD for short, was founded in 1988 by Robert Itchberg and Jean Olivier. Ichberg, who died in 1995 from complications of AIDS, was a psychologist from New Mexico and the founder of the Personal Growth Workshop - The Experience. O'Leary was a New York City political activist who was a lesbian for a long time, and at the time was the head of the national gay rights of lawyers in Los Angeles. October 11 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the National Pride Parade in Washington for the Gay Proud Community Rights held in 1987.

October 11 is also International Girl's Day

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