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National Coming Out Day Turns 25!

October is LGBT History Month, and "Coming Out Still Matters" is the theme of the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, observed on October 11, 2013. Founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary, National Coming Out Day is observed by the LGBT community and its allies on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Its purpose is to encourage speaking up, speaking out, and coming out, and to support the civil rights of LGBT Americans.

For more information on the history of the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights - or lighter related fare - stop by the Film & Sound Department at the Main Library, your favorite Richland Library branch, or visit RichlandLibrary.com, to find DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, Playaways, and downloadable titles from Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, and Freegal.

  • The Advocate
    Download this magazine with Zinio or read at the Main library.
  • Out
    Download this magazine with Zinio or read at the Main library.
  • Read more about the history and celebration of National Coming Out Day.
    The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
  • R U Coming Out
    R U Coming Out is a website designed to inspire, support and unite those who are living their lives either completely, or partially in the closet.
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