National Coming Out Day 2017

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October 11, 2017 is the 29th annual National Coming Out Day to celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. National Coming Out Day marks the anniversary of the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights held on October 11, 1987. For more information on the history of National Coming Out Day, please explore the Human Rights Campaign’s website and resources.

What can you do? Egale Canada Human Rights Trust "encourages all Canadians to support those among their family, friends, and communities, who are coming out today, and all those who do so repeatedly with every new acquaintance."

At Royal Roads, RRU Proud hosts Positive Space Network workshop at various times throughout the year. This is a low-risk interactive workshop that engages participants in discussion around language, culture and assumptions. Participants are introduced to skills and strategies that will help them contribute to the creation of safer and more inclusive environments for all members of the Royal Roads community. At the end of the workshop, participants will be presented with the opportunity to of join the Positive Space Network and become an RRU Proud Resource Person.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming workshops, or you would like to request a workshop for a staff team or student group, please email RRU Proud.

Want to show your pride? RRU Proud shirts are available for purchase online or in person through the RRU Bookstore. You can order your shirt here:

For more information about RRU Proud, please visit: or email