Friday marks the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day!
The Human Rights Campaign is celebrating those coming out or who have come out in the LGBTQ community.
October 11 marks the anniversary of the day in 1987 when half a million people held the March of Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
For the LGBTQ community and straight allies, the day honors the courage of facing the potential backlash and discrimination being gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual or queer might draw.
According to the HRC, one out of two Americans has a gay or lesbian friend or family member. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.
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