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Wishing You Pride, Peace And Love For October: National Coming Out Month


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 October 15th and our 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 we celebrate 21 years as friends, lovers, partners and soul mates, everything that embodies a “family.”

AidsQuiltDCMallThe 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”.

This sad and dreary day was one were we paid tribute to so many of our friends who had passed away, especially David Cook, owner of Tear-Ez.

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 as a “family.”

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 for ALL the family of humankind.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 10/16/2010 9:32 am

    Hello and congratulations!

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