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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Happy Coming Out Day!

Though you won't find it on mass-produced calendars, today is National Coming Out Day! What, you ask, does that mean? Well, October 11 is recognized as a day to encourage everyone - gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight - to talk openly and honestly about who they are and why gay equality matters to them.

In Los Angeles, being gay isn't really a big deal. But in Lufkin, Texas, or Birmingham, Alabama, or Cullowhee, North Carolina, or Seoul, Korea, being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or even a straight ally of GLBT people IS a big deal. That's why National Coming Out Day is important, because the more people come out, the less misunderstanding and fear about being gay there will be. Living openly helps make stronger, lealthier friendships and relationships. Living honestly is a realization of the truth that God made you the way you are and me the way I am.

Please visit the Human Rights Commission to learn more about being gay, living openly and the importance of talking about it.

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Blogger Kuntry Konfession said...

beautiful! still floors me how blind we all are in this day and age! i vote we have this day 4 times a year!

10:01 AM

Blogger Kuntry Konfession said...

on second thought....everyday should be a celebration of our unity in diversity!

10:02 AM


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