National Coming Out Day

Every year, the Center for Belonging and Social Change recognizes National Coming Out Day (NCOD), which occurs annually on October 11.

The coming out process is exciting, challenging, scary and beautiful. Knowing that every journey with coming out is unique, the Center for Belonging and Social Change wants to support all LGBTQIA+ students in their self-discovery process. Want to talk? Do not hesitate to get in touch with the CBSC's Program Coordinator for Belonging and Student Support, Ari Grubaugh, at


National Coming Out Day: Out & Fabulous Photo Op
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 1-5 p.m.
Multicultural Center - What’s Your Story Lounge

Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you're coming out for the first time or the millionth, celebrate NCOD with the Center for Belonging and Social Change. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come to the front lounge of the MCC to have an “out & fabulous” photo taken that can be shared on social media, including in a digital collection to be shared during the keynote later this month, or simply as a token of personal pride. All participants will receive a History Maker t-shirt to commemorate LGBTQ History Month.

Coming Out Resources

While every coming out journey is unique, you can still rely on the knowledge of those who have come out before you. Below are resources to assist you in the coming out process:

Guides for LGBTQ POC

The Human Rights Campaign offers many guides on coming out, including guides specifically for LGBTQ POC: