The Two Gay Geeks wanted to share a post on National Coming Out Day for this year. We have up until recently been The Two Geeks who happen to be Gay but, over the last year and a half due to a number of events in our personal lives as well as the life of our endeavor here we have started to focus more on the Gay aspect of our geekiness. So, here we are with a National Coming Out Day post with information, resources, and more.
We hope you will be encouraged to “come out” in whatever manner is significant for you. Whether that is out as an LGBTQ+ individual, or as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, as non-binary, or even asexual. We just hope that feel comfortable with living your own authentic life to the fullest.
We are the alphabet people and we celebrate with all of humanity in living authentically.
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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.
For a more detailed history fo National Coming Out Day, please visit the Wikipedia page.
From the Human Rights Campaign website:
Coming out and living openly aren’t something you do once, or even for one year. It’s a journey that we make every single day of our lives. Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for the individual. Whether it’s for the first time ever or the first time today, coming out can be an arduous journey. It is also a brave decision to live openly and authentically.
On October 11, 2019, HRC will celebrate the 31st annual National Coming Out Day.
For more information and resources, please visit the Human Rights Campaign website
The American Psychiatric Association website
George Mason University website
GLSEN – website
One Community website