In honour of National Coming Out Day this weekend.
October 11 is National Coming Out Day in the United States and Canada, and to celebrate Demi Lovato and Tan France are hosting a virtual event on Facebook Watch tomorrow, October 9, titled Coming Out 2020.
The one-hour special event will see Lovato and France being joined by LGBTQIA activists, allies and entertainers from around the world, some of whom will share “powerful and candid” testimonials about their coming out journeys, according to Facebook.
“Coming out is more than one day, one moment, one story,” France posted on Instagram. “It’s a lifetime journey that is unique for everyone.”
Actors Ruby Rose and Nico Tortorella, stylist Law Roach, drag queen Trixie Mattel and digital influencer Tyler Oakley are some of the guests slated to appear. In addition to the Coming Out 2020 special, Facebook and Instagram will also be launching a variety of features and resources for National Coming Out Day, which marks the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987.
According to Variety, these new features will include “new Instagram Guides created in partnership with PFLAG, It Gets Better Project, and The Tegan and Sara Foundation offering tips on topics such as safety and support for those going through their coming out journey; a new Coming Out Day Sticker Pack on the Facebook app; and an animated Coming Out Day-inspired Facebook logo that will link to a custom hashtag feed for #ComingOut2020 that will surface relevant content and group recommendations.”
Watch Coming Out 2020 on October 9 here.