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National Coming Out Month

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Since 1994, October has been designated National Coming Out Month for the LGBT Community.

For Bob and myself National Coming Out Day, which since 1988, is usually observed October 11th, is a day we call special in our relationship and it gets tied in with our October 15th Anniversary.

October 11th, 1989, Bob finally “came out” and started to work in a local Akron Ohio bar called Tear-Ez Too.

Four days later on a Sunday afternoon over a glass of wine we met and this October 15th it will have lasted 19 years.

The second most notable, plus the most moving, Coming Out Day was one we observed in Washington DC in October 1996, when the entire AIDS Quilt was displayed on the “Mall”.

Oh we realize that in the listing of “Holidays” these two don’t even rank in the Hallmark Card section for special events but they are “mile stone markers” for us as we daily go about our lives.

To all our LGBT “Brothers and Sisters”, Bob and I wish you a day, month and years of Pride, Peace and Love, in fact we wish it to ALL the family of humankind.

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