'Coming out of the closet' meant we can finally come out not only to our family and friends, but also to the world. But where did it come from?
The Roman Catholic Church's loss was the LGBT community's gain with lesbian activist Jean O'Leary, who helped create National Coming Out Day.
Giant media brand Viacom has decided to mark Coming Out Day on October 11 with a first ever, global on-air and digital campaign called "Out in 60."
Despite today's era of openness where we can proudly proclaim a National Coming Out Day, a lot of us are still hiding in the closet, afraid to come out.