Recognizing National Coming Out Day
As a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we’ll be recognizing observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. Our goal, as an educational organization, is to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify LGBTQ+ voices.
Learn about the history of National Coming Out Day: Reporter Kate Sosin writes that “for many, the day holds deep personal and political importance. And its history would preview painful battles that LGBTQ+ people would continue to confront.”
Recognize National Coming Out Day in your school and community: Access educator guides and resources from GLSEN, an organization working to “ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”
We encourage you to seek out LGBTQ+ voices: In June, our CEO and Head of School, Brad Rathgeber, writes “In the face of backlash, it is imperative that Academic Leaders work to make sure that LGBTQ+ students feel welcome, safe, seen, and protected in our schools.”
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