Every October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. They hold workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other kinds of events all aimed at showing the public that LGBT people are everywhere.
But what's so special about October 11? How did that become a day aimed at encouraging LGBT people to come out and be honest about themselves?
Visit the Human Rights Campaign website for history about this special day. They also have information for those interested in coming out, specific information for bisexuals/transgenders/people of color, and straight allies and supporters.