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Today—October 11, 2021—is National Coming Out Day (NCoD), guys. 

Each year on this day, the LGBT community celebrates NCoD to “be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ+ equality.” It’s as its name implies: we, whoever we are, whether we are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, we celebrate coming out as LGBTQ+ today.

Thirty-three years ago, during the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, National Coming Out Day was first observed “as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out,” says Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

As aforementioned, this year marks the 33rd anniversary of the National Coming Out Day in the United States and this year’s theme is Born to Shine! For more information on the celebration, please check our previous post here

More importantly, Adam4Adam members who are thinking of coming out may want to read first the resource guides that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has put together here and here.

Does coming out as LGBTQ+ still matters? 

According to HRC, it does. They explained: 

<blockquote>Coming out as LGBTQ+ STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ+, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.</blockquote>

Do you agree, guys? Does it still matter, coming out, I mean? Also, what is your coming out story? How did that go for you? How did you come out and to whom? How did they react?

Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

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