National Coming Out Day promotes acceptance, local resources available for support


DELMARVA – Today is a celebration of individuals taking that first step to become their authentic selves as it marks National Coming Out Day.

National Coming Out Day sheds light on the importance of acceptance and marks the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

We spoke with community resource Salisbury PFLAG who tells 47ABC it’s crucial for those on their journey to living freely to have a strong support system.

Executive Director Mark DeLancey says they’re ready to assist in any way they can. “It just gives me validation for what I love to do and who I am as an individual and the organization I represent to help serve people in that capacity to be able to be there for them,” DeLancey said.

“That’s what gives me hope. That’s what keeps me active. That’s what keeps me going is to know that PFLAG and other individuals who help are able to be apart of that magic.”

To celebrate the day, Salisbury PFLAG is hosting a pride crosswalk repainting event and are looking for community members to help.

That event will be Sunday, October 16th.

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