National Coming Out Day

Last month saw the celebration of International Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd), a global campaign to raise awareness of bisexuality, often the silent B in LGBT.

This month we celebrate National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on October 11 each year, represented by the NCOD logo below. The ethos behind NCOD is the belief that homo-, bi- and transphobia thrive where silence and ignorance is rife. People are far less likely to express homophobic, biphobic and transphobic views, when loved ones come out as LGBT.


We have a large range of LGBT books at the Martial Rose Library. These include personal testimonies, such as Jaime Sommers’ 119: My life as a Bisexual Christian (261.835/SOM), a recently published autobiographical account of the difficulties faced by a bisexual woman within church leadership in the UK.

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Our collection also includes historical and sociological accounts of life as an LGBT person, such as Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two by Allan Berube (306.76/BER).

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We encourage you to visit the Student Services Intranet Pages for details on how to get support throughout your time at University.