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Coming Out Day

I came across this on Twitter, and wondered if it is a special date in Canada or do other countries also celebrate this day (October 11):

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Looks like this year was the 31st Coming Out Day in the US (link).

There are some NZ references but most of them are dated 2014 and later articles seem slightly critical of the idea of a Coming Out Day.

That's great Kat, I am glad to hear that this may be a global day and not just a national one! 

Erica Moss Community Manager Nov 19, 2019

We definitely celebrate it here! And I think it's important that the day not only recognizes those who are able to be their authentic selves, but also those who still face extreme adversity: "Today is not about pressuring people to come out. It's about sharing stories, resources, and showing people they're not alone." — Raymond Braun

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So happy to hear that Erica! Wow what a touching quote, thank you for sharing - such an important message for us all.

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Beautiful quote indeed!! Very important that be the sentiment. I've seen stuff about people pressuring others to come out on Coming Out Day.. But it really is about recognising adversity to people's authentic selves, and not about people needing to always face that adversity.

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Thanks Dara, I completely agree.

Jodi

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