Thursday, April 21
Coming Out, On the President's Doorstep
We Pagans in the District often use a saying that reminds me of this post; "go big or go home!". May 2nd is the first annual International Pagan Coming Out Day. IPCOD was inspired by the LGBT National Coming Out Day, started by Robert Eichberg in 1988. The purpose of the IPCOD is to be "a day when individuals, deciding on their own terms, take a step that helps foster a society that truly does tolerate all religions. It’s also a day when our religious community comes together to support those coming out to a person or group and celebrates the more public emergence of their Pagan identity."
Sponsoring DC's event is the Open Hearth Foundation who just announced that our location will be at the back gates of the White House. Really, if you're going to come out as anything, it might as well be right on the President's doorstep!
In addition to the gathering itself, the OHF will also have support volunteers on-site to help those who might find the coming out process difficult or emotional.
CapitalWitch is proudly supporting this event and you can rsvp here or by clicking on the IPCOD icon on the right bar of this page, which will stay live until May 2nd.
I encourage all our readers to come out (literally) and support this important event. The only way to create a world of understanding and respect is to rise up and let society know that we want it and deserve it.
Posted by David Salisbury at Thursday, April 21, 2011