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This is National Coming Out Day

(KSAT)
(KSAT)

HOUSTON – Wednesday is National Coming Out Day, a day of celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their allies.

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated in 1988, when tens of thousands of LGBTQ people and their allies converged on Washington for the first National March for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

The event, routinely held October 11, is now marked with many different celebrations nationwide, including rallies and parades, often coinciding with Gay Pride festivals.

You can share stories and words of encouragement using the hashtag #NationalComingOutDay.