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HRC Invites All Americans to 'Talk About It' on the 18th Annual National Coming Out Day

Washington - The theme for National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11th, 2006, will be - 'Talk About It." The Human Rights Campaign announced the theme today to encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans, as well as straight allies, to talk openly and honestly about the lives and the issues that GLBT Americans face under law.

"By being open with the people around us, we begin to change minds and open the hearts of our family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, or even the local mailman," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "When you 'Talk About It' with the people in your life, you begin to change minds one at a time, and that's the most lasting kind of change."

In preparation for National Coming Out Day, HRC is now offering free Coming Out Action Kits, that include resources on live and thrive openly - including:

  • HRC's newly released Coming Out Guide
  • HRC's newly released Guide to Living Openly in Your Place of Worship
  • Coming Out Day Posters, Balloons and stickers

The Coming Out Action Kits can be ordered at: (kits will begin to ship during the middle of September, and will arrive in advance of NCOD - October 11th).

Also, an innovative online public-art project will be introduced in the coming weeks allow people all around America to participate in National Coming Out Day.

For the past 18 years, the Human Rights Campaign Coming Out Project has encouraged the GLBT community and straight supportive people to talk openly and honestly about their lives at home, at work and in their communities.

On Oct. 11, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and allies celebrate National Coming Out Day by holding workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other kinds of events all aimed at showing the public that GLBT people are everywhere.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

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