Coming Out Day
Arlington Public Library is honoring this date by flying the Pride flag at Central Library and by displaying Pride flags at all of our locations.
As a gay person, National Coming Out Day holds personal significance.
Watch Diane's keynote speech at Arlington County's 2017 Pride Celebration, in which she tells her own coming out story.
As an Arlington County leader, the day represents my encouragement of staff to show up at work as they truly are — proudly and without fear of consequence.
And as a public library director, it is a reminder that each day in the library is coming out day. For The library is the eternal judgement free zone – the safe space that is welcoming of all who enter its doors, regardless of beliefs, preferences, origin, income status or appearance.
We will respect and accept you as you are on National Coming Out Day and every day.