SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce will celebrate National Coming Out Day at Mission Marquee Plaza. (Courtesy photo)

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is planning to celebrate the the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 14 at Mission Marquee Plaza on the city’s Southeast Side.

National Coming Out Day is observed annually to raise awareness of the importance of “coming out” — a process of disclosing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity to friends and co-workers, or coming out as an LGBT ally. The thinking is that when people know someone who is LGBT, they are more likely to support equality under the law.

Coming out on stage at a previous Coming Out Day celebration. (Photo: B. Kay Richter)

October is also LGBT History Month. According to GLAAD, “LGBT History Month, is a time dedicated to recognizing important moments in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Encompassing a number of historically important days, this October is set to remind both the LGBT and wider communities of important roles LGBT people have taken in creating the social, legal, and political worlds we live in today.”

Organizers of the San Antonio event say there will be poetry, dance, music, art, vendor booths and food trucks. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce invites you to their National Coming Out Day Celebration on October 14, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Avenue. Free and open to the public. For more information contact [email protected]

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