Showing posts with label LGBT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBT. Show all posts

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

International Transgender Day of Visibility- March 31

Transgender Day of Visibility is a holiday that aims to raise awareness of transgender people, to encourage acceptance and fight discrimination and violence against transgender people around the world.
Transgender is a term that includes a wide range of identities, what they have in common is the experience of a mismatch between a person's gender identity and his physiological gender, that is, a person born male or female, but His deep feeling that accompanies him all the time is that he does not feel he belongs to this species.

Most people feel a sense of belonging to the sexual gender in which they were born and it is estimated that between 0.3% and 3% of the population feel such a mismatch at different intensities.
Transgender people are part of the LGBT community that consists of lesbians, gays, transgender people, bisexuals and queers.
Transgender Visibility Day falls on March 31 each year in several countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and Israel.
The holiday was founded by transgender activist Rachel Krendall in Michigan in 2009, in protest of there being no Zionist days in the LGBT community for transgender issues and the only day that exists is Transgender Remembrance Day, in memory of transgender people who lost their lives because of crimes Hatred or Suicide Rachel wanted a day dedicated to living transgender people, so she called it "International Transgender Day of Visibility."

The accepted definition for transgender people is people who are in a continuous process of change (hence the part of the word trans) from the gender with which they were born, to the gender to which they feel they belong and is the one they feel defines their gender identity.
Sometimes transgender people undergo medical treatment for gender adjustment, such as taking hormones or surgery. Their goal is to fit in with the population and not to stand out in the exterior in an exaggerated way, so they should not be confused with the drag queens, for example.
Another goal of transgender people is that their gender identity be determined by their personal feelings and addressed to them according to the gender that suits them, without invading their physiological privacy.
There are three main groups of transgender people: trans men, trans and non-binary women (genderquires, whose gender identity is not just "man" or "woman" but consists of identities as man and woman together, in different combinations).
On Transgender Day of Visibility, many virtual events take place on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Participants post selfies, their personal stories and statistics, in order to raise awareness and increase visibility.

March 31 is also Eiffel Tower Day and Crayola Crayon Day

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