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Facebook adds ‘came out’ life event to celebrate National Coming Out Day

Facebook adds ‘came out’ life event to celebrate National Coming Out Day

Facebook has launched a 'came out' life event to mark National Coming Out Day

Social media giant Facebook has launched a function letting members of the LGBTI community celebrate their coming out stories.

Facebook users can now add ‘came out’ as one of their life events on their profile, according to local media.

Importantly, the feature was launched in celebration of National Coming Out Day in the US on Thursday (11 October).

9 Tudor Havriliuc, a vice president at Facebook, told NBC News.

‘Visibility is so important because it changes hearts and minds about being LGBTQ when friends and family see us living our true lives’.

At the time of publishing, initial investigations suggested the update was only available in the USA.

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Facebook’s move was welcomed with mixed reactions by LGBTI netizens:

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