Raising Awareness and Understanding on National Coming Out Day

For more than 30 years, October 11 has been recognized as “National Coming Out Day” – an annual event to raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community and its civil rights movement.

At Foundation Academies, we make a promise to every family and scholar to provide an inclusive and kind learning community. We recognize and celebrate our unique gifts and understand the benefits diversity brings to the classroom and the community.

National Coming Out Day is an opportunity to educate our community on the importance of loving and accepting others, our similarities, and our differences. Today, we encourage our scholars and families to share the love and acceptance they so willingly give and receive at FA.

Today – and every day – we want our scholars, families and staff to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community because leading a purpose-filled life means leading with love.

National Coming Out Day was launched in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist, and Jean O’Leary, a gay rights activist, to mark the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Today, Coming Out Day is observed throughout the U.S. and around the world. 
According to the Human Rights Campaign, “every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.” For more information about National Coming Out Day, visit the HRC’s Coming Out Center.

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