Today is National Coming Out day as it is every October 11th.  Last year I wrote a blog about when I came out, but this year I wanted to share a message with those who are still struggling to tell the world who they are.

Officially as stated on the Human Rights Campaign website:

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2017, we will mark the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

Yes, it still matters to come out… even as an ally.  People are more likely to support the equality movement when they know someone who is LGBTQ.

If you haven’t come out yet, then this is a day to see just how much support you have for when you do come out.

For those of you who have come out – thank you.  Thank you for your bravery and helping blaze or continue the path that helped me be my true self.


Grand Rapids Pride Center

343 Atlas Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 458-3511


Grand Rapids Trans Foundation

PO Box 2674, Grand Rapids, MI 49501