Celebrating National Coming Out Day

First celebrated in 1988, National Coming Out Day celebrates “coming out”—living life openly as a member of the LGBTQ community—and raises awareness of the community and civil rights movement. Below, find coming-out stories for all ages and online resources to mark the 33rd anniversary of this national day.

Coming out titles for all ages

Online resources

Digital resources from around the web

Subscription-based resources available with your Oak Park library card & PIN

  • Gale in Context: Biography: Explore authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study, including a collection of biographies on notable LGBTQ+ figures. To start your search, choose Browse People and then select LGBTQIA+ Figures from the dropdown.
  • Novelist Plus: Find book reviews, annotations, readalikes, discussion guides, and book lists for fiction and nonfiction readers. Use the advanced search option to find titles by LGBTQ+ authors by selecting LGBTQIA under Authors Cultural Identity.
  • Transgender Resource Collection: A unique collection to serve transgender people and everyone seeking information, including employers, medical providers, allies, friends, and family.

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