If you haven’t yet, it’s time to stick your big toe out of the closet. Take a deep breath – center yourself – and tell someone close to you that you’re lesbian or gay.
It helped in San Diego – and NCOD is an opportunity to take that first big step.
The Day has been recognized for almost 20 years as a result of the 1987 March on Washington. The MOW galvanized a core group of gay rights activists, and those pioneers carried the momentum of the Washington event into a yearly call-to-action via local events. The first NCOD was organized by Dr. Robert Eichberg and – former nun – Jean O’Leary. O’Leary started NCOD’s first headquarters in West Hollywood – and the first event was celebrated in 18 states. The Human Rights Campaign manages the event in the U.S. now.
The minds of voters are influenced by people around them, so coming out to someone close is an important contribution to our community.
If you’ve done it, please share your story with us. We’d like to hear about work-related accounts, family anecdotes, and reactions from friends.
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