Resources for National Coming Out Day and Beyond


Contributed by Luca Maurer

National Coming Out Day, October 11, is approaching. Is there a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) young person in your life? Do you work with LGBT students? Does your curriculum include topics about sexual minority youth?>

Timely tips for supporting those who are out, or those who may come out to you for the first time this week, are featured in these articles by the LGBT Coordinator:

If you yourself are contemplating coming out as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person, resources are available by contacting the coordinator of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services.

The annual observance of National Coming Out Day was conceived of shortly after the second March on Washington for gay and lesbian equality on Oct. 11, 1987.

Contributed by Lisa Maurer