an opportunity for those just coming out, out for years, new to the area and their supporters to avail themselves to a
vast wealth of resources for information and services. No matter where you are on the coming out spectrum it is a never-ending process.
Instituted in 1988, and observed annually on October 11, National Coming Out Day is observed to celebrate coming out
and raise awareness of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning communities. All events will be held
at Queens Pride House located at 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Queens Pride House is the
only community center in Queens solely for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning people. Queens Pride
House is easily accessible by public transportation.
Friday evening, October 10, the Queens Pride Lions Club and Queens Pride House will host a Coming Out Day Reception
and fundraiser from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. There is a $25.00 suggested minimum donation.
And on National Coming Out Day, Saturday, October 11, there will be a Coming Out Day Expo from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. It
will feature groups and organizations to assist and enlighten attendees to what is available and going on in the Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning communities.
The expo is free to any individual(s) interested in the coming out process. Limited space is available for organizations
to table at this event with a minimum donation of $10.00. Please contact the Queens Pride Lions Club via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiries. For further information about the Queens Pride Lions Club visit our
The Queens Pride Lions Club is the first LGBT-powered Lions Club in New York and on the East Coast. We are following in the footsteps of the other LGBT-powered Lions Clubs in the U.S. – the Castro Lions Club and the Visalia Pride Lions Club both located in California. Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is a secular service organization with over 44,500 clubs and more than 1,368,683 members in 191 countries around the world. The organization aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale.