Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Development
National Coming Out Day and LGBT History Month
National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed day of awareness for discussing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. It is celebrated by members of the LGBT communities and their allies in an effort to promote public visibility of gay rights and display pride amongst LGBT individuals. On this day, people of all sexual orientations are encouraged to live openly and embrace their identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight individuals.
National Coming Out Day was founded October 11, 1988 by gay rights leaders and activists Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary. The day was created in celebration of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, in which 500,000 people marched on D.C. for gay and lesbian equality. Today, National Coming Out Day is celebrated around the world.
LGBT Student Development, Center for Student Diversity
University Union, Room 313 (map) (How to use the map link)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.