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The 15 Best Reactions To National Coming Out Day

It is supposed to be a happy occasion. You are allowed to laugh.

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1. People took the chance to share their stories.


IncrediblyRich

@IncrediblyRich

As it’s #NationalComingOutDay, here’s my story: http://t.co/U9YBBJLHQr via http://t.co/FWyXMnsF5k. Big love to anyone still in the closet.

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2. Some people prioritised their issues.


Jon Bradfield

@JonBradfield

Today I am wearing an ex boyfriend’s underpants. So, you know, there are some advantages #NationalComingOutDay

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3. Scissor Sisters!


Scissor Sisters

@scissorsisters

Own your life. Own your pride. Love out loud! Come out, come out. Happy #nationalcomingoutday, love: your Scissters

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4. But there were also naysayers.


G-R-A-N-T

@themusclemonkey

Having #NationalComingOutDay is extra unnecessary pressure on folk to have to come out. They should do it when they’re ready & comfortable.

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5. There was a genuinely funny Hannah quote from Girls.

"What I'm having right now is an inappropriate physical reaction to my total joy for you & your self-discovery" Happy #NationalComingOutDay!

— girlsHBO (@Girls)

Girls

@girlsHBO

“What I’m having right now is an inappropriate physical reaction to my total joy for you & your self-discovery” Happy #NationalComingOutDay!

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6. There was a lot of LOL to be had amongst it all actually.

Careful getting dressed everyone, it's #NationalComingOutDay so there might be somebody in your closet waiting to surprise you.

— thisisdavid (@David Morgan)

David Morgan

@thisisdavid

Careful getting dressed everyone, it’s #NationalComingOutDay so there might be somebody in your closet waiting to surprise you.

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7. As well as some #RealTalk.

It's National Coming Out Day and, as Oasis *might* (wouldn't) say "Don't come out in anger", like I did to my dad – http://t.co/F5iMxSWUQe

— theguyliner (@The Guyliner)

The Guyliner

@theguyliner

It’s National Coming Out Day and, as Oasis *might* (wouldn’t) say “Don’t come out in anger”, like I did to my dad – http://t.co/F5iMxSWUQe

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Worst thing about coming out is the eager friend who screams "I always knew!!" and books Kylie tickets immediately. (Also the best thing.)

— theguyliner (@The Guyliner)

The Guyliner

@theguyliner

Worst thing about coming out is the eager friend who screams “I always knew!!” and books Kylie tickets immediately. (Also the best thing.)

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What they don't tell you about coming out is that some of the most difficult people to deal with are actually mean gays with big hang-ups.

— theguyliner (@The Guyliner)

The Guyliner

@theguyliner

What they don’t tell you about coming out is that some of the most difficult people to deal with are actually mean gays with big hang-ups.

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8. Some talk that we think is a joke.

My parents found out I was gay when they caught me wanking to Keith Chegwin on Naked Jungle. #NationalComingOutDay

— xavier_blu (@Xavier Blu)

Xavier Blu

@xavier_blu

My parents found out I was gay when they caught me wanking to Keith Chegwin on Naked Jungle. #NationalComingOutDay

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9. The option to come out in Dothraki or Vulcan.

Coming out tomorrow for #NationalComingOutDay? Why not do it in Dothraki or Vulcan or...well, go watch for the rest! http://t.co/I1AUKebVab

— BeccaCanote (@BOOca CORPSEnote)

BOOca CORPSEnote

@BeccaCanote

Coming out tomorrow for #NationalComingOutDay? Why not do it in Dothraki or Vulcan or…well, go watch for the rest! http://t.co/I1AUKebVab

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10. The Runner.

#NationalComingOutDay Yeah you guys have guessed it.... I'm a runner.

— RunningHumor (@Running Probs)

Running Probs

@RunningHumor

#NationalComingOutDay Yeah you guys have guessed it…. I’m a runner.

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11. Cake!

Here's our exclusive interview with @BritishBakeOff winner @JohnWhaiteBakes http://t.co/SCdt4Q6uN1 #NationalComingOutDay #RUComingOut

— rucomingout (@RUComingOut)

RUComingOut

@rucomingout

Here’s our exclusive interview with @BritishBakeOff winner @JohnWhaiteBakes http://t.co/SCdt4Q6uN1 #NationalComingOutDay #RUComingOut

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12. Um…

#FF @TomDaley1994 @DLanceBlack @grindr

— Fagburn (@Read Fagburn.com)

Read Fagburn.com

@Fagburn

#FF @TomDaley1994 @DLanceBlack @grindr

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13. The absolutely incredible video in which a guy comes out by performing “It’s Raining Men” in his back garden.

#NationalComingOutDay and I've decided to do it via the medium of song. Me singing It's Raining Men in my back garden http://t.co/FuvTzsqhHy

— HClaytonWright (@Harry Clayton-Wright)

Harry Clayton-Wright

@HClaytonWright

#NationalComingOutDay and I’ve decided to do it via the medium of song. Me singing It’s Raining Men in my back garden http://t.co/FuvTzsqhHy

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14. But there was still an important message at the root of it all.

If you need support when coming out, we have a database of local services to help you #NationalComingOutDay http://t.co/ZTYE00Mv

— stonewalluk (@Stonewall)

Stonewall

@stonewalluk

If you need support when coming out, we have a database of local services to help you #NationalComingOutDay http://t.co/ZTYE00Mv

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15. Because…

#NationalComingOutDay is not about feeling pressured to come out. It's about all of us acknowledging what can be a difficult choice.

— rucomingout (@RUComingOut)

RUComingOut

@rucomingout

#NationalComingOutDay is not about feeling pressured to come out. It’s about all of us acknowledging what can be a difficult choice.

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