National Coming Out Day Spreads Awareness In Gainesville
National coming out day began in 1988 as an effort to normalize being gay in America.
University of Florida students from Pride Student Union and the LGBT Affairs office say they know they will not be accepted by everyone, but they can make everyone more aware.
Today the organization took part in National Coming Out Day.
It's an event that encourages people to come out in support of what's often a marginalized part of society.
LGBT Affairs set up a table in the Plaza of the Americas on campus to help raise awareness and answer any questions from students.
They also handed out information about events going on throughout Gainesville during the course next week and encouraged people to take a photo showing their support for the LGBT community.
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