Running late with it, but happy National Coming Out Day, everybody!
What the heck is this day for, anyway? To increase visibility and promote acceptance, National Coming Out Day is about telling folks that you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, intersex, transgender, transsexual, asexual, or an ally. It’s about being open and honest about who we are. It’s about claiming our space in the public sphere and saying that LGBTQ folks are everywhere and LGBTQ rights are human rights.
So! Hi, I’m Carrie. I’m queer. I stand with all my LGBTQ peeps and work for a world in which everyone can be who they are and love who they want in dignity and peace. Extra love to those for whom it isn’t safe to come out. Like I said, we’re working on it.
- Equality Texas advocates to make things better for queer folk here in the Lone Star State
- ALLGO does all kinds of fabulous things for queer people of color in Texas
- We’re lucky to have OutYouth for young queer folks here in central Texas
- GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) has fantastic resources for queer youth, educators, and allies
- NOW’s Lesbian Rights page, which I wish used more inclusive wording
- The Human Rights Campaign has a good page of coming out resources and info about the day
- Basic Rights Oregon has some great new videos on queer families of color