October 11th has been celebrated as National Coming Out Day since 1988.
To celebrate it, people come out to others as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. According to a post I read on the Gay Christian Network, it began in 1988 as a commemoration of a march on Washington the year before.
So just last night my best friend from college found me on Facebook and I came out to him. Though he responded well, I think that may be enough direct coming out for this year's celebration :).
But I did set my Facebook status to reveal my queerness.
Happy National Coming Out Day!