Working on the sticker table (Julia DeVore/News)
On October 11, 1987, a march with over half-a-million participants commenced in Washington D.C. for Lesbian and Gay Rights. In the following months, members of the LGBTQ+ community gathered in D.C. and created a day to celebrate coming out beginning on October 11, 1988, the one year anniversary of their march. On Monday, October 11, Columbus Academy celebrated the 33rd National Coming Out Day.
The leaders of GSA and the LGBTQ+ affinity groups set up tables with flag stickers and information about the different LGBTQ+ flags in the senior lounge and freshman hallway. When students and faculty entered school in the morning, they could choose to wear a sticker of their identity’s flag. For those who didn’t identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, the table had ally stickers for them to show their support and acceptance of those in the LGBTQ+ community.
For those looking for more resources regarding National Coming Out Day, the following sites have been provided by the leaders of GSA and the LGBTQ+ affinity groups.
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