Today is National Coming Out Day

The annual National Coming Out Day is today, October 11. Whether you're LGBTQ or a straight ally, please come out today in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, because...
  • It's 2010 and you can still be fired from your job in 29 states (including Alaska) for being lesbian, gay or bisexual and in 38 states (including Alaska) for being transgender. Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) now!
  • It's 2010 and almost 90% of LGBT youth experience harassment in school, and too many lives have been lost. Include gender identity and sexual orientation in anti-bullying programs!
  • It's 2010 and only five states plus DC recognize that love, not gender, is what matters in a marriage. Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act now!
  • It's 2010 and more than 14,000 servicemembers have been discharged from the military under the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Repeal DADT now!
  • It's 2010 and the government's failure to recognize LGBT families for immigration purposes tears bi-national couples and families apart. Pass the Uniting American Families Act now!
People who know someone gay are more likely to support our equality. With all the recent gay teen suicides, it's more important than ever to come out, as LGBTQ or an ally. Make a difference, come out to someone today!

1 comment:

jay in uk said...

This list sums up well why Gene and I finally left Alaska and the United States. As our ancestors left Europe for the USA and a better life, we reversed the direction, for a better life in Europe.

If you can't or don't want to leave the USA, then fight to make where you live better. It is wonderful to live where we're equal, free and respected in the law. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't make any difference. It makes all the difference.

We've bought a home here in coastal England. To all our friends, all the best on NCOD!

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