San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce Will Celebrate this Weekend
By Melissa Ochoa
LGBT History Month, recognized throughout the month of October, has blossomed into a nationally coordinated effort to highlight exemplary role models within the LGBT community. To commemorate this month, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce has prepared the 5th annual celebration for National Coming Out Day’s 31st anniversary.
National Coming Out Day was created in 1988 in recognition of the importance of "coming out". The day champions the idea that homophobia thrives in silence, and that the act of making one’s sexual orientation or gender identity known makes it easier for others to do the same.
The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce has hosted the National Coming Out Day in San Antonio since 2014. The 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day (making the anniversary of the first-ever March on Washington for LGBT Rights) will be held on Friday, October 11th from 5 pm to 11 pm at the Mission Marquee Plaza, a beautiful community meeting space in the South Side of San Antonio. The space includes an outdoor open-air theater where people are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and coolers to enjoy the family friendly celebratory evening. Entry is free and our event includes entertainment, music, food, drinks, and storytelling.
This event is open to all those in and surrounding areas of San Antonio that want to celebrate with us to LGBTQ+ folks and allies. We are currently accepting registration for sponsors, vendors, and entertainers at http://www.salgbtchamber.org/national-coming-out-day.