October 11th is observed as National Coming Out Day since 1988. This day it’s an opportunity to bring awareness about this important milestone for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and the obstacles they face as a result of coming out.

What is ‘coming out’?

Coming out is when a person acknowledges their identity (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or queer) by sharing it with people they trust and care about. Equally, it is important to honour and hold space for an individual’s right to not “come out”.

In honour of National Coming Out Day, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes all who have come out as 2SLGBTQIA+. Your bravery does not go unnoticed, your stories have built and created a lasting impact on the community.

WRDSB aims to be a safe, inclusive and accepting space for everyone that walks through our doors. Students who feel welcomed, supported and represented are students who will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

2SLGBTQIA+ Supports and Resources

Visit the WRDSB website to find information about 2SLGBTQIA+ Supports and Resources in our community.

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