Welcome! Login | Register

Cheat Sheet 39 - The Patriarca Papers (Patriarca’s Ongoing Hatred for Robert Kennedy)—Cheat Sheet 39 - The Patriarca Papers (Patriarca's…

Aldo Dunphe Found Guilty of Murdering Fellow UMass Memorial Patient—Aldo Dunphe Found Guilty of Murdering Fellow UMass…

Worcester Man Stabbed in Head—Worcester Man Stabbed in Head

FBI Files - The Patriarca Papers - Entry 39—FBI Files - The Patriarca Papers - Entry…

Previewing the Indiana Primary—Previewing the Indiana Primary

Angiulo: What Happens When Evidence Goes Missing—Angiulo: What Happens When Evidence Goes Missing

Construction in Worcester - Week of May 2—Construction in Worcester - Week of May 2

ALS Names New Board in Massachusetts—The members of the Board of Directors for…

Smart Benefits: Revised SBC Template Proposed—Smart Benefits: Revised SBC Template Proposed

Turn Down The Music. I’m Trying to Hear.—Turn Down The Music. I’m Trying to Hear.


NEW: McGovern Joins ‘NOH8 on The Hill’ for National Coming Out Day

Friday, October 12, 2012


Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern joined 26 other legislators for the second "NOH8 on The Hill" photo session to show their support for National Coming Out Day.

“I’m Congressman Jim McGovern and I’m happy to be a part of this campaign," the Representative said.

"I believe we need to work together to create a more tolerant, equal society.”

The event, held in coordination with the NOH8 campaign, marked the increasingly recognized holiday, held each year on October 11, to celebrate the coming out of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and raising awareness for the ongoing fight for equal rights.

Held this September and organized by the office of California Representative Adam Schiff, the bipartisan photo shoot was open to all Congressmen and Senators.

Elected officials have now represented 15 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin, as well as the District of Columbia itself.

National Coming Out Day marks the anniversary of the historic 1987 National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, which demanded the government's attention to equal rights. 


Related Articles


Enjoy this post? Share it with others.