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Durham LGBT gathering spot to observe National Coming Out Day

The Human Rights Campaign is celebrating the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day today. In this September 2016 photo, the 32nd annual NC Pride parade kick off on West Main Street in Durham.
The Human Rights Campaign is celebrating the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day today. In this September 2016 photo, the 32nd annual NC Pride parade kick off on West Main Street in Durham. hlynch@newsobserver.com

At least one local LGBT gathering place will celebrate today’s observance of National Coming Out Day with a DJ and performances.

Nation Tyre, Purdy Holsom and Kimora Lee Brooks will perform during the celebration at The Bar, 711 Rigsbee Ave., at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11. DJ Most Wanted also will perform.

This year marks the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, which celebrates “coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally,” according to the website of the Human Rights Campaign. Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign is considered the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for the LGBTQ community.

To celebrate the day, the Human Rights Campaign has released a video of activists and celebrities discussing their coming out experiences.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1

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