Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

National Coming Out Day Tables

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
Brooks Student Center, Gorham (lunch & dinner), Woodbury Campus Center, Portland (lunch)
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

National Coming Out Day is an internationally recognized civil rights awareness day, where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community are encouraged to celebrate "coming out" about their sexual orientation and gender identity.

It is important to remember that coming out is a deeply personal process, and there is no singular, "right" way to do it.  There are many developmental and safety reasons why an individual may not come out.

More information, and resources, can be found online at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/national-coming-out-day