National Coming Out Day


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Keith Boykin
Ian Daniel
Sally Kohn
Zander Moricz
Holly Ryan
David Grasso
HKS Alumni Relations
HKS Alumni Pride Caucus
Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus
Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Center for Public Leadership
HKS Office of Diversity
and Belonging
HKS Women's Network
HKS New England Alumni Association
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
Harvard Alumni Association
HKS Anti-Racist Policy Journal

Please join the Institute of Politics, the Shorenstein Center, and centers across the Harvard community for a Forum commemorating National Coming Out Day and discussing the progress and challenges facing LGBTQ+ Americans.

Panelists include:

  • Keith Boykin, Author and Political Commentator
  • Ian Daniel HKS ‘23, Documentary Film Maker
  • Sally Kohn, Media Personality
  • Zander Moricz ‘26, Litigant in the “Don’t Say Gay” Lawsuit in Florida
  • Holly Ryan, Newton, MA City Councilor and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s LGBTQ+ Caucus
  • David Grasso (Moderator) HKS ‘09, CEO of Bold TV

Please click here to RSVP for an in-person seat.

Please register by Tuesday, October 11, if you would like the possibility of attending this event in person. Registrants will be notified by 5:00 PM ET that day if a seat is available for them in the venue.

If a seat is unavailable or you will not be attending in person, registrants can stream the event live via our YouTubeTwitter, or Facebook pages. You do not need to register for virtual attendance.

The Institute of Politics follows all HKS health and safety protocols, including COVID vaccination, testing, and quarantine guidelines. Masks are no longer required at HKS events, but anyone who wishes to wear a mask should feel free to do so. RSVPs are required for in-person attendance.

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