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National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender coming out regarding one's sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people. The holiday is observed annually by members of the gay community on October 11.
Spectrum, MSU's LGBT & Ally Alliance, hosts a table in the PSU on National Coming Out Day encouraging students to be comfortable and open about who they are, no matter what their sexual orientation is. Traditions include a bake sale and an armoire to "come out" of while getting your picture taken.