National Coming Out Day

Half a million people marched on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights on Oct. 11, 1987. The following year, activists and advocates carried that momentum forward by creating a day to bolster awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community.

Due to Fall Break, The University of New Mexico (UNM) LGBTQ Resource Center will celebrate National Coming Out Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 4 – 7 p.m. The resource center is located at 1919 Las Lomas Blvd. NE.

Join UNM and the LGBTQ Resource Center in recognizing and honoring people who come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and as straight allies for equality. The day is designed to allow every individual to embrace their identity and celebrate their holistic selves. Coming out generates visibility of the LGBTQ community, which in turn promotes a safer world for everyone to live truthfully and openly.

UNM’s National Coming Out Day festivities will include food, music and a photo station to commemorate the day. Thinking of coming out? Explore the tools and resources provided by the Human Rights Campaign. You can also learn more about National Coming Out Day and why it matters, and visit the LGBTQ Resource Center website for more information on all the services they have to offer.