October 11th - National Coming Out Day Toolkit

Recognize the day on your platforms – click here to access our Coming Out Day social media toolkit.

What is National Coming Out Day?

Each year on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day continues to promote a safe world for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals to live authentically as themselves, whatever that looks like to each unique person!

As we learn more about ourselves and the world around us, our understanding of our identities can change and evolve continuously. Whether you choose to come out once, twice, every other year or not at all, coming out is a lifelong journey unique to each person.

At It Gets Better Canada, we’re creating a new way forward, one where 2SLGBTQ+ youth are empowered to reclaim their right to love and be loved—just as they are. 

It is important to recognize that there is no one way to come out and that by celebrating authentic stories of people’s experiences in discovering queerness and exploring gender identity, we can encourage others to embrace their authenticity. 

Be inspired – read Ethan’s story on his road to living authentically.  “I’m not coming out of the closet: The road to figuring out my sexuality”

Share our toolkit in order to empower queer youth on their unique journeys!

Download images to post on your social channels and show your support for the day.

And don’t forget to use the hashtags #NationalComingOutDay and #ItGetsBetterCanada!

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Share these graphics on Instagram and Facebook Stories – and don’t forget to tag @ItGetsBetterCanada! 


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Check out some advice on coming out in these videos below:
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