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National Coming Out Day: How can we be better allies?

By Hingman Leung and Mer Weinhold on October 11, 2018

613TV marks National Coming Out Day with new LGBTQ content

National Coming Out Day turns 30 this year (according to the always-trustworthy Wikipedia) and Apt613TV is marking the occasion by launching our first video covering LGBTQ content. To see the latest, subscribe to 613TV on Youtube.

With the idea that all queer and trans people are obliged to formally come out fading, NCOD is becoming a day of visibility and sharing information.

Comment on the Apt613 video with your own answer to what the hardest part about coming out is. Or, if you’re an ally, tell us what you do to make coming out easy and comfortable for people around you.

Whether you think of it as coming out, or letting in someone by sharing a part of your identity, it’s a good day to learn something new. We’re sharing an interview with Sam of Venus Envy, who has some great advice.

We also want to learn, especially the answers to these questions: Is there actually more than one gay bar in Ottawa? Are there LGBTQ events going on outside of the Pride festival? What do you want to see from Apt613 in terms of LGBTQ coverage?

Tell us in the comments here, or on any of our social media channels!