Monday, October 11, 2010

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is October 11 in several countries, including the United States, and October 12 in the UK. It's a civic awareness day, a day for dialog, understanding, support and courage.

You can find out all sorts of information regarding coming out at the website for the Human Rights Campaign.

There is an interesting piece by Dan Savage in response to some of the criticisms of the recent It Gets Better project.

In our little corner of the Internet world, Loose Id is in the process of presenting books in its Coming Out Collection.  I hear through the grapevine that Dear Author will be honoring the day with "Gay Writes" - reviews and giveaways of GLBT books.

Whether you are in or out, GLBTQ or ally, writer or reader, do something small or big today to promote equal rights.


  1. Thanks for the link to Dan Savage's response.

    Here's to a day of individual bravery.

  2. *raises coffee mug in salute*

  3. I hope that everyone who took that step day was met with love and acceptance. I also hope that if that was not the case, those folks will see posts like yours and know that they are loved.


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