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When is National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is celebrated annual on the October 11.
When is National Coming Out Day 2021
National Coming Out Day 2022 takes place on Monday, October 11, 2021
When is National Coming Out Day 2022
National Coming Out Day 2022 takes place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022
When is National Coming Out Day 2023
National Coming Out Day 2023 takes place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023
When is National Coming Out Day 2024
National Coming Out Day 2024 takes place on Friday, October 11, 2024
When is National Coming Out Day 2025
National Coming Out Day 2025 takes place on Saturday, October 11, 2025
About National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11, to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and more (LGBT) people (and sometimes other groups typically grouped within the LGBT community) to “come out of the closet”.
First celebrated in the United States in 1988, the initial idea was grounded in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, and the emphasis on the most basic form of activism being coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lesbian or gay person.
The foundational belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views.
NCOD was inaugurated in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary. Eichberg, who died in 1995 of complications from AIDS, was a psychologist from New Mexico and the founder of the personal growth workshop “The Experience”.
O’Leary was an openly lesbian political leader and long-time activist from New York, and was at the time the head of the National Gay Rights Advocates in Los Angeles.
LGBT activists, including Eichberg and O’Leary, did not want to respond defensively to anti-LGBT action because they believed it would be predictable. This led them to establish NCOD in order to maintain positivity and celebrate coming out.
The date of October 11 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.