The 15 Best Reactions To National Coming Out Day

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


1. People took the chance to share their stories.

2. Some people prioritised their issues.

3. Scissor Sisters!

4. But there were also naysayers.


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)

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)

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 –

— theguyliner (@The Guyliner)

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)

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)

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)

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!

— BeccaCanote (@BOOca CORPSEnote)

10. The Runner.

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

— RunningHumor (@Running Probs)

11. Cake!

Here's our exclusive interview with @BritishBakeOff winner @JohnWhaiteBakes #NationalComingOutDay #RUComingOut

— rucomingout (@RUComingOut)

12. Um…

#FF @TomDaley1994 @DLanceBlack @grindr

— Fagburn (@Read

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

— HClaytonWright (@Harry Clayton-Wright)

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

— stonewalluk (@Stonewall)

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)

For real stories and advice visit RUcomingout.

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