By Lisa Neff, columnist, 365gay.com
09.28.2009 2:34pm EDT
I’ve attended more GLBT events at which “Over the Rainbow” goes over like a national anthem, but I think the gayest lyric on the “The Wizard of Oz” soundtrack is “Come out, come out, wherever you are.”
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National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11, and it will be marked worldwide with a series of events — demonstrations, letter-writing campaigns, lobbying pushes.
National Coming Out Day, not coincidentally, falls on the day of the National Equality March, when GLBT activists will come out, come out to the National Mall to demand “equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.”
But the majority of GLBT people in the United States will not be marching on Washington. A majority of GLBTs will not be coming out to America from the Capitol, but coming out in smaller ways, more subtle ways — and possibly not even recognizing the significance of their actions.
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