This year, the LGBT community and straight supporters -- through Human Rights Campaign support under the National Coming Out Project -- are approaching the national day of civil awareness in light of recent tragic instances of sexuality-related bullying (such as the Tyler Clementi suicide) and other allegedly anti-gay attacks.
Despite its name, National Coming Out Day is actually celebrated internationally in Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Croatia, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Here is a National Coming Out Day news roundup and a sample of the buzz on Twitter, compliments of the Surge Desk.
The Washington Post runs a story discussing the "show-up-and-share" approach to coming out at the office.
The Washington Blade highlights Nationcal Coming Out Day on college campuses and addresses the recent related tragedies.
The Tufts Daily runs down National Coming Out Day celebrations on campus, including various events planned for students, faculty and staff.
The Oklahoma Daily discusses what National Coming Out Day means on campus.
TowleRoad blog is asking readers to share their coming out stories.
And of course, there's a National Coming Out Day App.
Ah, National Coming Out Day, I love you for your meaning, but I wish we didn't need you. It should ALWAYS be a good day to come out.
Today is National Coming Out Day! Always remember that Homosexuality is not a choice, but Homophobia is. Support Peace!
Happy National Coming out day! ALWAYS be PROUD of who you are.... today and everyday.
I'm Queer and Proud!!!! :) Happy National Coming Out Day #lgbt
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