Saturday, October 11, 2008

Open Forum: How Are You Celebrating?

Today is National Coming Out Day. Since the march on Washington on October 11th 1988, LGBT people have declared this day to be a day to come out of the closet, and to get politically active on behalf of LGBT rights.

How are you celebrating this day? Will you be coming out to anyone and if so whom? Will you be taking part in any aspect of queer activism (marching, signing a petition, or engaging someone in discussion on LGBT issues).

7 comments:

T. R Xands said...

Today? Hmm...maybe I can find a way to celebrate somehow but with the people on this campus ("progressive" as we are) I really doubt it...on that hand, our local GLBT group on campus is having a class walk out/parade next week! Is the 15th another special date maybe?

wilksl said...

I'm afraid of the nasty comments I'll hear on post about the CT court ruling. I have to go, because I volunteered to bring stuff for the bake sale.

It's hard, because even though I'm not in the military, my husband is. And for better or worse, my actions affect his career. :( (Also, he's bi, too. And loves the Army. Coming out for him is NOT an option, much as he'd love to.)

And yet, I know that I won't be able to bring myself to choke it back.

Why can't it be simple? :(

Diane J Standiford said...

I've been out for years. To all---do come out, the air is much fresher here, the songs much sweeter.

GDad said...

Over at my pad, I'm encouraging allies to out themselves as such so that closeted friends know that there is support out there.

thegayte-keeper said...

hmmm, I guess I will be spending the day with my partner since I don't have anyone to come out to...

aviva said...

I'm already pretty much out to most people, finally, but this year I decided to make a concerted effort to out myself right away to people I just met (well, as part of a normal conversation), to mention my partner without hesitation, so that I wouldn't fall into the trap I've fallen into in the past, where I've known someone casually for years without coming out to them because the "time never seemed right." Not happening again.

Seth said...

I know I'm late, but that's because I spent the weekend at a Radical Faerie camp. While it wasn't as much about being public, it was very much about having a space to feel totally safe being "out" about everything.

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