Over 11 years ago, with the support of many friends, I told my parents I was gay. Fortunately, they were very supportive and our relationship has grown much closer these past 11 years. I am lucky to have such a strong support system. October 11 is National Coming Out Day. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or something in between, tell someone you love who you really are, if you feel comfortable.