National coming out day is celebrated on October 11th on a yearly basis. It grows and becomes more well known every single year. National coming out day is a time for those in the LGBT community to finally be open about who they are to their friends, family and the world!
This day was actually founded way back in 1988 and since then it has hit the world by storm. Being out and proud as a lesbian person, a bisexual person, a gay person or a trans person is such a liberation and is sure to completely transform your life for the better.
There is no question that homophobia and ignorance builds on silence so it is time to end that silence. Being proud of who you are and who you live will make you happier within yourself. Research has shown that if somebody KNOWS somebody who is part of the LGBT community, they are much less likely to be homophobic.
‘Coming out’ basically means expressing your sexuality to the world in order to end the stigma and this is exactly what NCDO is about. Get out of that closest and do it proudly on this special day of the year.