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Evanston Pride hosts storytelling event on National Coming Out Day

Evanston pride and FEW spirits will provide a space for community members to share their coming-out stories on National Coming-Out Day on Monday, according to a press release.

October 11th marks the 33rd anniversary of the National Coming-Out Day. Psychologist Richard Eichberg and gay rights activist Jean O’Leary founded the day in 1988 to raise awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. The day was chosen to commemorate the second major national march on Washington for lesbian and gay rights. which attracted over 500,000 people.

“Coming out is a personal journey, but no one needs to feel alone,” Jackson Adams, president of the Evanston Pride Board, said in the press release. “I look forward to sharing and hearing coming-out stories with fellow Evanstonians and continuing to bring this city’s LGBTQIA + community closer together.”

Anyone can attend the event, but people have to to register for reasons of space at FEW Spirits. The tasting room has a bar with drinks for guests of all ages.

Attendees can share and listen to family-friendly stories for the first hour of the event, but the remainder of the storytelling event can include PG-13 content.

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