Whether you are an ally or a part of the LGBT community, today is a day to celebrate diversity and human rights. Â It is National Coming Out Day (NCOD)!
The name of this day encourages LGBTs embrace their identity. Â In addition to this, the Human Rights CampaignÂ (HRC) is making today about asking elected officials to come out Â in support of marriage equality, employment and non-discrimnations laws, full equality for LGBT Americans and combating bullying.
HRC is making this possible through a NCODÂ Facebook app. Â The app that allows you to show your support of elected officials that come out for LGBT equal rights. Â A pin marking your general geographic location is then added to a map of the world where it joins all the blue pins of others who have pledged as well.
Equal rights for all LGBTQs is becoming a larger issue to politicians. Â Is it maybe because we are making it a point to tell them we care?! I think so, people.
Just a little over a year ago, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed. Barack Obama, one of most influential elected officials, became the first president to openly announce his support for Â marriage equality. Â While these are significant steps, they are only the first of many that need to be taken for equal rights for all Americans to be achieved.
Will you be making a pledge today to ask your elected officials to support equal rights? Â Come out and and share if so!