Today's Reason to Celebrate

October 11, 2024 is

National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day! Observed every year on October 11, National Coming Out Day promotes civic awareness about our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. October 11 is the anniversary of the second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place in 1987. Over half a million people participated in six days of demonstrations and activities. 

National Coming Out Day is celebrated in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Participate in an event, post a Facebook status, send a free digital greeting card, or wear a classic gay pride symbol to show your support and allyship!

  • October 11, 2024 is also Yom Kippur | National Sausage Pizza Day | World Egg Day | International Day of the Girl | National It's My Party Day
  • October is National Hispanic American Heritage Month | Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month | National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Chili Month | National Dessert Month | National Pasta Month | National Principals Month | National Roller Skating Month
  • This week is Fire Prevention Week