Sunday Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day!

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Today is National Coming Out Day! 

It’s a day to celebrate your identity and gender expression!

For a lot of members of the queer community, it’s a hugely formative moment. Coming out and telling your loved ones can be very emotional and can change relationships, either for better or for worse (especially if people aren’t supportive).

As a community, LGBTQIA+ has worked so hard to break down stereotypes and fight for representation and equal rights.

It’s a day for celebrating who you are!!!!

Egale has a great piece, containing a list of resources to help you with coming out, or how to be an ally to someone you know. 

Cyndi Lauper (who has always came through for the queer community) launched an online campaigne called #ShowYourTrueColours with TikTok to encourage the LGBTQIA+ community to share their stories, and spread awareness for LGBT issues. 

Check out her new lyric video for Time After Time, all designed by artist Malikah K Holder