Sunday is National Coming Out Day — a day whose purpose is pretty well described in its title.
This year's edition has featured the usual highs of ordinary people spreading the joy about their own identity, and the usual lows of brands latching onto a heartfelt trend, but even Coca-Cola's shamelessness couldn't dampen the fun.
Excuse us while we cry in the corner.
On National Coming Out Day, this immortal speech by Harvey Milk gets replayed a lot, but that is for a very good reason.
Take a listen:
It's the last line of that speech—"Once you do, you will feel so much better"—that rings the clearest all these years later.