National Coming Out Day at The LGBT Community Center
The LGBT Community Center welcomes you to celebrate National Coming Out Day with us! Shop for free new and lightly-used clothing generously provided by Out My Closet, get connected to Center services, and take cute selfies at our photobooth station.
First celebrated in 1988, National Coming Out Day honors the bravery of LGBTQ+ individuals who decide to come out and live openly, and reminds all those still in the closet of the loving community that is here to welcome them whenever they feel ready to come out. On this day and every day, we invite you to come to The Center to find spaces where you can be true to yourself, fight to eradicate the hate that makes it so difficult to come out, and share important parts of your life and identities with others. Together we can build a world where everyone can feel safe coming out—because the closet should be for clothes, not for people!
Connect with us on social media, and for an opportunity to be featured on The Center’s own channels, by using the hashtag #OutAtTheCenter.
Media Policy for Film, Photography, and Recordings
We value the opportunity to collaborate with journalists and recognize the importance of telling stories about the LGBTQ+ community. However, our top priority is to support and protect The Center’s community members, especially those whose LGBTQ+ identity or use of Center services is confidential. To that end, this event will only be open to press who want to film or take photos from 12-1 p.m. From 1-3 p.m., a separate press room will be available for on-camera interviews and photographs, so as to protect the confidentiality of the main event space.
Please note that The Center’s common spaces are also confidential, so filming, photography, and audio recordings for press are not allowed there. With any questions, please contact Communications Manager Helen Buse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
12-3 p.m. ET