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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.

2. Some people prioritised their issues.

3. Scissor Sisters!

4. But there were also naysayers.

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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)

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 – http://t.co/F5iMxSWUQe

— 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)
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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)

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)

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 http://t.co/SCdt4Q6uN1 #NationalComingOutDay #RUComingOut

— rucomingout (@RUComingOut)

12. Um…

#FF @TomDaley1994 @DLanceBlack @grindr

— Fagburn (@Read Fagburn.com)

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)

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)

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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