Display Your Rainbow Flag Proudly, Cause It’s National Coming Out Day!
October 11th marks an internationally observed civil awareness day of gay, lesbian, transgender and bi-sexual individuals who publically identify themselves this way. This day is observed for two reasons: To raise awareness of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community and their civil rights movement and also to celebrate the act of coming out. National Coming Out Day is widely celebrated in multiple countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Canada, Croatia, Switzerland and the Netherlands!
Depending on your location, there are a variety of ways to celebrate this exciting day! Many cities celebrate October 11th with a celebratory parade or public rallies where attendees wear colorful clothes, gay pride symbols and sport rainbow flags.
We encourage LGBT awareness and embrace LGBT families living honest and open lives! And today, we raise our glasses to the LBGT individuals, couples, parents and children as well as straight friends and relatives, for being yourselves and standing up for your rights.
BookRix author Xicano Sol has a variety of books that touch on this theme. Joteria Chronicles delves into real life stories of struggle and triumph that depict the unique challenges faced by a community battling for acceptabce and equality. The Joteria Chronicles is a series of vignettes inspired by therapy sessions during the authors time spent as a Counselor for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youths and adults. You should also check out Unspoken Truths: Book One, a collection of gay Latino poetry.