Coming Out Day

Libertarian Party of NC celebrates the freedom of Coming Out Day
The ultimate measure of liberty is the ability to live your true life

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) joins lovers of liberty everywhere in celebrating Coming Out Day, the national observance dedicated to members of the LGBTQ community who feel empowered to discuss their orientation with friends, loved ones, and colleagues.

“For a long time people have praised the courage it takes to come out,” said LPNC Chair Susan Hogarth. “It’s still a brave thing to do, but it shouldn’t have to be. Today we celebrate that America is a free country where being yourself shouldn’t have to be an act of courage -- just an act of truth.”

“The very first national Libertarian Party platform in 1972 championed gay rights and same-sex marriage,” Hogarth noted. “It took the Democratic Party 40 years to catch up. As North Carolina voters count down to Election Day, we hope they’ll remember which party has been the home of real liberty for its entire existence.”

Robyn Pegram, a Libertarian candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly in District 36 in southern Wake County, has posted a video in which she takes Coming Out Day as an opportunity to reflect on her own experiences. See her story on her campaign Facebook page at

Another Libertarian NCGA candidate, Erik Raudsep, is running to represent District 31 in Durham County. He has posted a Coming Out Day message on his campaign Facebook page at

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