Celebrate finally coming out during pride month with the best LGBTQ quotes.
Celebrations like pride month in June and National Coming Out Day in October each year are important days for our society to reflect on how far we’ve come in terms of LGBTQ+ issues, and they help bring new light on changes we are still fighting for. And there’s no better way to help spread the word than to share some of the best coming out quotes with your friends and family.
Founded on October 11, 1988 and marking the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington, National Coming Out Day each year is a day to lift up and celebrate our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. It is a day to celebrate the bravery of those who have chosen to face their fears, friends and family — to “come out” and show their loved ones who they truly are.
Pride month and National Coming Out Day is also a time to stand in solidarity with those who may not be ready to come out.
No matter how you identify, everyone can observe these national holidays. There are PRIDE rallies and walks you can attend, and you can donate to LGBTQ+ charitable organizations like The Trevor Project.
But the most important way you can participate in National Coming Out Day and Pride Month is to be open: open your ears to someone who needs a sounding board, open your mind to new information, and open up your hearts to someone who needs to be loved.
The most important thing to remember is that these times are meant to be celebratory. They are markers of how far we have come as a society, and our ability as humans to love under any circumstance. They are also times to remember that there is still a long way to go when it comes to human rights, gay rights and LGBT rights.
We should remember that there are people that fear coming out. We should also remember that there are people that give them reason to fear. To those who aren’t ready to come out, this is not a time for you to hang your head, this is a day for you to feel empowered by the experiences of those who came before you, and to demonstrate the love surrounding your community.
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