EQNY Wishes Everyone a Wonderful National Coming Out Day
Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day! National Coming Out Day is observed annually to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBTQI community and its intersection with the civil rights movement.
Equality New York works year around to strive to make New York and the world a safer and accepting place for LGBTQI people.
We like to acknowledge that even in 2022, coming out is not always safe for everyone. Physical, mental, financial abuse often comes due to living authentically. Remember, even if you are not publicly out – you are still authentically you.
Here are 3 ways you can personally celebrate National Coming Out Day include:
1. Share your story; 2. Register or update your voter registration; 3. Donate to your favorite LGBTQI organization.
Here are 3 ways you can celebrate National Coming Out Day with community:
1. Visit your local LGBTQI Center; 2. Support an LGBTQI restaurant or bar (many will be having special programming); 3. Sign-up for updates from local LGBTQI organizations.