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Truxal Library Special Topic Guide: Born to Shine

Truxal library supports LGBTQA community with its vast and most recent resources. This exhibit is to celebrate Human Rights Campaign's 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day with the theme of “Born to Shine.”

Truxal Library Special Topic Library Guide: Born to Shine

AACC is an inclusive place where everyone can stride to learn and succeed. Truxal Library supports LGBTQA+ community at AACC, and shares its vast resources with our community to celebrate the National Coming Out Day celebration.

Whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ+ equality this Coming Out Day!

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as LGBTQ+. This year, we will mark the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day with the theme of Born to Shine!

Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O'Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place 1987. With estimates of half a million people participating, it was nearly five times the size of the first march in 1979. National Coming Out Day is observed throughout the U.S. and other countries around the world.

Sexual orientation and gender identity/expression are important aspects of a young person’s identity. Understanding and expressing sexual orientation and gender and developing related identities are typical development tasks that vary across children and youth.

Annapolis Pride celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, engaging local residents, businesses and groups to unite in welcoming and embracing diversity in Annapolis.

GLAAD leads the conversation, shapes the media narrative, and changes the culture. GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.


Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography