October 11 is National Coming Out Day for the GLBT Community, an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender. “Coming out” regarding one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people. The Dallas Public Library has an amazing collection of resources related to the Coming Out Process. Dallas Library Pride would like to highlight a few:
It Gets Better : Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller.
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala
Coming out: Telling Family and Friends by Jaime A. Seba
When I Knew edited by Robert Trachtenberg
For more information and resources regarding National Coming Out Day, please check with your local Dallas Public Library location. Dallas Public Library: YOUR Community Library