National Coming Out Day – Recommended Reading

On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. On the first anniversary of this march, National Coming Out Day was first observed. 28 years later, we continue to celebrate this day, recognizing the many Americans who choose to come out as members of the LGBTQ community, be it today or any other day.

In honor of National Coming Out Day, and in solidarity with those who still cannot live openly with their sexual and gender identities, we’ve gathered a few recent and upcoming LGBTQ-related titles. By sharing their stories, we hope to spread awareness of the issues the community faces, and to advance the ongoing journey towards equality.