Coming Out Day: it's not a one-time thing

Oct 17, 2016

Photographer Michael Verhoef wrote about this photo: "Now I find myself coming out as a gay parent. It's quite funny in some regards - it's almost as if we never stop coming out :-/ "
Credit Michael Verhoef/Flickr

National Coming Out Day was celebrated October 11, including on the UMD campus.

It can be a momentous - and terrifying - act of courage and vulnerability to share something so basic about yourself with family and friends.

But coming out, says Erica Kachinske with UMD's Queer and Allied Students Union (QASU) isn't a one time thing; it's something people find themselves doing every day.