|Logo designed by Keith Haring|
According to Wikipedia, "National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, [and] transgender people (LGBT).... It is observed by members of the LGBT communities and supporters (often referred to as "allies") on October 11 every year, or October 12 in the U.K."
But here, at "This Gay Relationship," for the first year ever, I've designated this October as Coming Out Month. While the occasional post may appear having little to do with coming out, the majority will be related in some way to arguably the most difficult and liberating experience in every gay person's life. Each post will begin with the logo, so just look for that.
I have amazing ideas of things I want to share with you, under the theme of Coming Out Month, so I sincerely hope you'll keep checking back to take part in what's going on. And if, as is the case with many of my readers, you have yet to come out, my intention with these posts is give you some things to think about and tools to use on your own journey to freedom.
As always, I look forward to hearing from you. If you have a coming out story to share, or if you have a question about coming out, please leave a comment or send me an email. Hopefully, with this series, if you're not out yet, you'll feel empowered to burst your closet door wide open (just like in the logo) and begin to live your life as an authentic gay or lesbian person.
Let's get started.
(This series is dedicated to Elevencats in Estonia, and to all gay men and lesbian women who will one day come out.)