National Coming Out Day celebrates the anniversary of the 1987 Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The date honours and celebrates the bravery LGBTQIA+ people ‘coming out of the closet’.

Everyone has a different relationship to the idea of ‘coming out’. For some people ‘being out’ is something to celebrate, others can be indifferent, and for many it’s an extremely dangerous proposition.

Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett works with the concept of ‘inviting in,’ allowing us to consider who we might invite into our lives and stories – which can help foster a sense of autonomy and safety.

Ultimately, how we choose to share our identity is our decision to make. SUPRA supports safer spaces for students to navigate ‘coming out’ and ‘inviting in’ on their own terms.

Check out our list of LGBTQIA+ resources and support.