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Today – October 11

Let us take stand for the rights of all girls and LGBTQ community worldwide

There are only two days a year when nothing can be done. One is known as yesterday, and the other is known as tomorrow. Therefore, today is the perfec

There are only two days a year when nothing can be done. One is known as yesterday, and the other is known as tomorrow. Therefore, today is the perfect day to love, believe, and mostly live life.

Today is the most precious day for a girl child’s rights and the freedom of a person to come out irrespective of their gender. Let us today celebrate International Day of the Girl Child and National Coming Out Day with enthusiasm and liveliness worldwide.

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl, celebrated on October 11, seeks to bring awareness and solutions to the unique challenges that girls worldwide face every day.

From the moment a girl child is born, she can grow up to be a scientist, business leader, mother, teacher, or anything she chooses to be. Providing her with healthy choices, education, and resources to help her make her own decisions means removing some of the obstacles she might have to face.

Depending on how society she lives, a young girl’s challenges will vary. How we approach addressing those issues will alter.

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History

In 1995 at the World Conference on Women, nearly 30,000 people from approximately 200 countries attending the conference in Beijing, China. It was the fourth such a kind of world conference happening. During this, the attendees developed the most comprehensive platform for advancing women’s rights around the world.

However, In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child because of the world’s advocacy. Additionally, the UN encourages increased activism.

How to Celebrate

You can celebrate today by joining the global call to action events worldwide to improve girls’ lives in the most impoverished countries and become mentors. You can also be inspired by or inspire various girls in your life by speaking about women leaders from the past and present scenarios.

Whether she was an author, a political leader, or an activist, share the stories of those whom you think have made changes for the better in the world.

Be a part of the revolution that makes lives better for aspiring young girls worldwide and use #DayOfTheGirl to share on various social media platforms.

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day, celebrated on October 11, focuses on encouraging civil awareness, recognizing and supporting LGBTQ communities.

Today people celebrate individuals who publicly identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. They come out regarding their sexual orientation or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people.

Almost every second American person knows someone who is gay or lesbian. However, the ratio applied to transgender Americans is one in ten.

Today is celebrated to raises awareness of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Through education and support, and sharing their stories, in this way, we hoped they might be able to live more openly and safely.

As more LGBTQ community members come out, those who know them are more likely to become educated. They also become more supportive and understanding in this case.

History

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In 1988, Jean O’Leary and Robert Eichberg created National Coming Out Day on the National March anniversary in Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights to show support for the LGBTQ community.

However, Eichberg was a New Mexico psychologist and founder of the personal growth workshop, “The Experience.” O’ Leary was an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles and the National Gay Rights Advocates head. Together, they created the day as a reminder that coming out is one of their most potent necessary tools.

How to Celebrate

You can celebrate today by attending a rally and by supporting someone you know as the approach of coming out to their friends and loved ones. You can also share all your coming out stories and ask questions or learn more by visiting hrc.org.

Additionally, you can celebrate today by learning about the Stonewall Uprising or other pivotal events in the LGBTQ community and using #NationalComingOutDay to post on various social media platforms.

 

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