Today marks the 25th anniversary of national coming out day. This year’s theme is “Coming Out still Matters” recognizing the importance of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as an ally to promote positive change. The Human Rights Campaign recognizes that when an individual knows someone is LGBT they are more likely to support equality laws.
On this National Coming Out Day, I’m encouraging everyone who can come out to do just like that- come out at work. It’s only by talking with our coworkers about the truth of our lives- that people like us can be fired just for being who we are – that we can get laws passed that will protect us on the job. -Kylar W. Broadus, Senior Public Policy Counsel, Trans Civil Rights Project, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force