Kaapista tuleminen on merkkipaalu, jota heteroseksuaalin on vaikea ymmärtää. USA:ssa on vuodesta 1988 alkaen juhlistettu kansallista kaapista tulemisen päivää  ja se on levinnyt myös joihinkin muihin maihin.

Alkuperäisen ajatuksena juhlapäivälle on feministisen ja gay-vapautusliikkeen ajatus siitä, että henkilökohtainen on poliittista. Päivän on tarkoitus vähentää homofobiaa.

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Happy #NationalComingOutDay everybody! That doesn't mean that today is intended to pressure anybody to come out before they're ready. Instead today is a gentle reminder to us all to live our lives honestly and authentically and not allow anybody else's expectations to force us into silence. Coming out is an extremely personal journey that each person should do on their own time when they feel ready, safe and comfortable. There is no "right" way nor a right time to come out. It's all up to you! If you happen to be struggling in the closet then I hope today can be a beacon of hope for you. Click the hashtag to see and read stories of others who have walked the same trail that you're maybe now just finding yourself embarking on. Sometimes it can feel like a tough path to walk but I promise it will be worth it in the end. There is no feeling more liberating, fulfilling or freeing than accepting and acknowledging who you are and then sharing your true self with the world. We all deserve to live our lives authentically and unabashedly. When you live your truth, unafraid and unapologetically, you make it easier for someone else to do so. Representation is how we break down barriers, combat discrimination, and make positive change in the world. Although you may feel alone in the closet there is a community out there that sees you, hears you and not only accepts you but is actually waiting with open arms to embrace you. Good luck! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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