ONAP’s Harold Phillips Discusses National Coming Out Day

Content From: HIV.govPublished: October 18, 20211 min read


Harold Phillips
Harold Phillips
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Earlier this month, we observed National Coming Out Day (NCOD), an annual day to raise awareness and celebrate individuals coming out as LGBTQ+. The theme for this year’s observance is “Born to Shine.” Harold Phillips, the Director of The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), recently spoke with HIV.gov about the importance of NCOD, stigma, as well as the upcoming White House release of the revised National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which will coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1, 2021.

Harold spoke about the significance of NCOD and the journey related to coming out as LGBTQ+: “NCOD is a time where we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community.” Watch the conversation hereExit Disclaimer.

Please follow the HIV.gov blog for more conversations with Harold Phillips and for more information on NHAS. Read about Harold’s appointment to lead ONAP.