Sunday, October 11, 2009

National Coming Out Day

Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day (NCOD) in much of the world (it’s October 12 in the UK). The first NCOD was held in 1988, the first anniversary of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It seemed appropriate to mention this as another gay rights march is scheduled for Washington, DC tomorrow (October 11 in the US).

I was at the 1987 March, but I was long out by the time NCOD began a year later. Nowadays, I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t know, apart from people who don’t know me at all, of course.

So here’s a video from the Australasia region to help celebrate National Coming Out Day.


Unknown said...

Set your status :)


Roger Owen Green said...

I set my status on Facebook, but it won't kick in for 364 more days!

Arthur Schenck said...

I didn't change my status, since it's pretty bloody obvious on my profile. I do almost none of the Facebook memes and such because, being an old curmudgeon, I just don't see the point. Mind you, I don't really see the point of Facebook itself, which probably just certifies me as officially "old".