Talia Duran explains the importance of NCOD to CSULB students.
During the fall semester, Counseling and Psychological Services collaborated with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center to sponsor National Coming Out Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The first event in a series of public education programs was the October 11 National Coming Out Day, an international event that gives LGBT individuals the opportunity to “come out” about their sexual orientation or gender identity. National Coming Out Day was founded on October 11, 1988. This date commemorates the 1987 March on Washington for lesbian and gay rights and the first appearance of the Names Project AIDS Quilt in Washington, D.C.
Other National Coming Out Day campus sponsors and collaborators included Student Life and Development, the University Student Union Program Council, the Women’s Resource Center and the Multicultural Center. Planners anticipate incorporating NCOD into the campus calendar as an annual event.