This year marks the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Thirty-three years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, the first National Coming Out Day was observed as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. Coming out as LGBTQ+ STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ+, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, these stories can be powerful to anyone struggling with their sexual identity.
This weekend the Cathedral joins with millions of churches in honoring our baptismal covenant "to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." Rainbow ribbons will be available at the Ushers Stand at all of Masses. Wear the ribbon as a sign of support and solidarity. #WEARTHERIBBON