Russia step-by-step gets itself committed to celebrate the Int'l Coming-out Day on October 11th every year. The major events in the framework of the Russian Coming-out were held in Saint-Petersburg.
LGBT people of "The northern capital" welcomed friends to visit the Grand opening of the "Coming out from the closet" photo exhibition. Its author is a well-known far beyond LGBT circles photographer Lida Mikhaylova and its organizers - "Coming-out" initiative group, promised to help anyone who had decided to make coming-out from his/her own closets to accomplish that intention and back all people who are ready to make that difficult choice.
At the same day was also held the re-opening of a "Fiolet" photo show that has already became an event earlier in September this year during the Saint-Petersburg's International Queer Culture Festival. The events of the recent Festival were enjoyed by the public in the framework of the Art-Sobes Social Festival.
The discussion "Masculinity and Femininity in 21st century" was also on the agenda of the International Coming-out Day.
Reference:Coming-out day first was celebrated in the USA in 1988. Itt organizers were Dr. Robert Eichberg, Mrs. Jean O'Leary - the American politician and fighter for the rights of LGBT people, previously she was a nun. Its logo was designed by a well-known American artist Keith Haring.After the USA, the Int'l Coming out day celebrate Germany, Switzerland, the UK and many other EU member countries.
Translated by Yerdna Bananes