SPIRIT DAY October 19, 2023Spirit Day, or spirit day if literally translated into French, is a day of awareness of LGBTQI+ issues every year on the third Thursday of the month of October. This day was established in 2010 following a wave of harassment which led to the suicide of many homosexual students. This day therefore aims to prevent suicidal behavior among young LGBTQI+ people, and to highlight the seriousness of harassment, in the case where the victims are LGBTQI+ people. The day sees many people supporting these young people wearing purple clothing.
October 11 is International Coming Out Day, established on October 11, 1988, commemorating the first anniversary of the national march on Washington for lesbian and gay rights. This day honors the courage and resilience of our community who stood up for justice, equality and the freedom to live their authentic lives.It encourages people to accept themselves and live openly, without fear or discrimination. This day allows LGBTQ+ people to share their stories and experiences, helping to break down barriers and foster understanding within the wider community.