As a way of honoring the 1987 March on Washington, National Coming Out Day has been designated October 11th since 1988. Now observed internationally, NCOD is a way of spreading the information that helps younger or closeted LGBT peoples come out in a way that is both comfortable and empowering.

Since it’s beginning days, NCOD has merged with the Human Rights Campaign in an effort to provide greater reach across the globe. Visit the HRC’s website for literature, forums, films and anything else you could hope to find. You can also follow week-long live-blog coverage of events around the world for NCOD at the HRC’s blog dedicated to the day.

While rallies around the valley are in short supply due to next weekends Rainbows Pride Festival, you can still have fun by educating yourself and your peers. Have fun this weekend, and see you all next weekend at Rainbows!