The International Coming Out Day is an event that is in remembrance of transgender people who were once homeless and experiencing great discrimination and stigma. Since being considered a “perversion” in many cultures, they had been facing mental and physical anguish to be accepted by their own family and society. They had to either hide their true identity or risk being cast out from society. People used to beat them up or even kill them if they showed their true form.
Today, due to the efforts of organizations like GLAAD, a lot of progress has been made to support and protect the rights of the LGBT community. Many societies have started to recognize their right to be themselves without having to hide it. Many have opted to out themselves as bisexual, lesbian, gay, transgendered or transgender. The only catch is that they had to undergo sexual reassignment surgery to prove their authenticity. There are still some who refuse to do so for fear of societal rejection.
Nowadays, the International Coming Out Day is a celebration of the triumph of the LGBT community. It is a day when they are given the opportunity to be themselves, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. They are welcomed to take part in celebrations and shows that include different ways of expressing their true selves.
There are different ways to celebrate. Some simply go out in their favorite clothes and talk about how proud they are of themselves. Others are more dressed up and they take to the streets to march with others in various countries and their colors. Sometimes, you may even find celebrities going to work, wearing their feminine dress and speak out about being different from the rest.
If you are one of those who is brave enough to take part in the festivities, you will find that the rainbow flag is always the most popular flag with the LGBT community. There are many ways of displaying your flag. You can raise your flag up on a pole, or you can use it as a banner. There are many creative ways of displaying it, that will be sure to catch the eyes of others.
If you are planning to join the revelry, it would be a good idea to take note of the schedule of the upcoming events and festivals. You can also find resources about the various symbols and words that are used to represent the LGBT community. For example, one of the most famous flags is the rainbow. There are many other symbols that you can use to identify yourself as belonging to the gay community.
Also, it would be a good idea to take a look at the official website of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. They have already provided a host of information about the International Coming Out Day. One of the very important aspects is that they provide information about the transgender community. This was a very positive step to show that there be no hatred and discrimination against transgenders.
With the inclusion of the transgender community, the International Coming Out Day is already a big success. Their involvement in these events will help make it a success. They are the ones who will be the first to welcome the world to the spirit of the gay community.