National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender?coming out regarding one?s sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people. The holiday is observed annually by members of the LGBT community on Oct. 11.
Equality Maricopa is a group of Maricopa Community Colleges employees who are or who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) persons. Our mission is to offer support and visibility for our members, to provide educational and awareness opportunities about LGBT issues to employees and to provide an official point of contact between our membership and the Maricopa Community Colleges, as well as other, external Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations. Visit Equality Maricopa at www.maricopa.edu/equality
for more information about this employee organization.
Throughout the District, we encourage you to come out today and celebrate with pride what makes you uniquely you.