Coming out day

Last Sunday was coming out day, this day is every year on October the 11th. It is a day that focusses on people of the LGBTQ+ community. It encourages people to openly talk about their sexuality and gender identity.

Research shows that three to eight percent of the people in Flanders are part of this group, says Cavaria, a Flemish organization that defends the right of the LGBTQ+ community.

Flemish student, Marie Vanuytvanck recently made a podcast about coming out as her final thesis.

Tomás Baráo fights for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Portugal. On coming out day, he attended the first actual pride march of the year. This pride was organised in Portugal, it allowed people to physically attend it.

Reportage, camera, geluid: Charlotte Haemels, Charlotte Van den Bogaerd