Coming out day

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Coming Out by Keith Haring | 14366

Coming Out Day, 11th October each year, commemorates the Oct. 11, 1987, march on Washington DC. Half a million people marched for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Coming Out Day was created by Rob Eichberg and Jean O’Leary, then head of National Gay Rights Advocates. From this idea the National Coming Out Day was born. Coming Out Day continues to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly. Originally a US only event, the event has since become observed in other countries around the world.

Haring in the Pop Shop, 1986 by Keith Haring: Estate of Keith Haring | 14367

In 1987, Activist Sean Strub persuaded artist Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) to donate his now-famous image of a person fairly dancing out of a closet.


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