BDO Professionals Share Personal Stories in Honor of National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day, recognized on Oct. 11 each year, was founded to demonstrate support for the LGBTQ+ community during what can be one of the most liberating – but often, one of the most challenging – moments in a person’s life: coming out to family, friends and colleagues.
At BDO, we encourage all our people to bring their authentic selves to work. It is our responsibility, together, to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome. BDO’s Pride Alliance offers year-round support, education and resources that serve to strengthen our inclusive culture.
To honor the occasion, three of our professionals have generously shared their coming out stories and offered advice they wish they’d received in their younger years. Read more below.