Happy National Coming Out Day - October 11th, 2010

  • metta

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:32 AM GMT
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  • disasterpiece

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:40 AM GMT
    That is SO fucking ironic.

    I'm sleeping at my parent's house tonight. When I wake up tomorrow, I planned to have a little discussion with my parents before leaving.

    And I wasn't aware of this, at all.

    icon_rolleyes.gif Aaah, synchronicity...
  • metta

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    Oct 11, 2010 9:43 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidThat is SO fucking ironic.

    I'm sleeping at my parent's house tonight. When I wake up tomorrow, I planned to have a little discussion with my parents before leaving.

    And I wasn't aware of this, at all.

    icon_rolleyes.gif Aaah, synchronicity...


    lol....that's great! I hope it goes well for you! Let us know if you are comfortable doing so. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    very ironic.... I came out to my kids yesterday....
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    Happy days lol icon_smile.gif

    VERY ironic, I joined a gay dating site this week, for the first time lol
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidThat is SO fucking ironic.

    I'm sleeping at my parent's house tonight. When I wake up tomorrow, I planned to have a little discussion with my parents before leaving.

    And I wasn't aware of this, at all.

    icon_rolleyes.gif Aaah, synchronicity...


    Good luck... we are behind you and we are proud of you!
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    3blahs saidvery ironic.... I came out to my kids yesterday....

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 11, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    3blahs saidvery ironic.... I came out to my kids yesterday....


    Glad to hear it... hope all went well.
  • Crucializer

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    Oct 11, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    3blahs saidvery ironic.... I came out to my kids yesterday....


    Glad to hear it... hope all went well.


    Ya how did it go??
  • tazzari

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    Oct 11, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    Well, I hosted our annual Matthew Shepard sermon at our church yesterday.

    Nat
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    Oct 11, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what I can do on this day to help, except continue to be out myself. I'm happy to say I don't patronize any of those anti-gay businesses listed above, and indeed encourage my friends to boycott them.

    We'll be going to a gay-owned restaurant for lunch shortly, very supportive and high-profile in our community, will see if they have anything going on there regarding this.
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    Oct 11, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    My short rant: Why do gay people always have to come out, and risk things by doing so? I think straight people need to come out of the closet, too.
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    Here's what Vegas did - I'm very proud of my littles. These kids spoke up and wasn't afraid to be out there supporting other youths and advocates alike. Over the weekend - they went and worked like no other educating the community proudly.

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/13298189/national-coming-out-day-in-las-vegas?redirected=true
  • BeachStud2014

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    HAPPY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY REALJOCKERS !!
  • DrewT

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    Oct 11, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    National Coming Out Day is a great day to bring awareness to people. When I was a student leader at my last school for the LGBTS group we had our straight members come out as straight, providing support and encouragement to our LGBT members (who of course also came out). In the words of Sue Sylvester there are "sneaky gays."
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    Oct 11, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
    So many homosexuals say they want to be treated like an equal, or looked on as one, then you have something like this that separates them. If such things like this and some very vocal homosexuals keep making such an issue about their sexual orientation, what right do they have to bitch and moan if a straight guy makes an issue of them out in public too?

    A number of homosexual make such a big song and dance about their sexuality, and when people focus on them just for their sexuality they cry discrimination.

    Lets put a stop to all this coming out bullshit and just get on wit living our lives. because the next person to make a big deal at work or someplace inappropriate about coming out, I'm going to fizz it.
  • mcwclewis

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    Oct 11, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
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  • mcwclewis

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    Oct 11, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    And apparently I am incapable of resizing pictures
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    Oct 11, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    To some of the negative above posters...coming out, when reduced to core components, isn't about your sexuality. It's about HONESTY.

    Yes, your sexuality is but one small part of you, but in our society it impacts many aspects of your life. Who you date. Who you live with. Who you love. Who you bring to the company picnic. Who you bring home at Christmas. Etc. Coming out is about not having to hide or lie about any of these things. You get to live your life and have no hidden bones about it!

    If you don't want to discuss your personal life at work, for example, you don't have to. But you shouldn't be pressed into lying or active concealment of anything about yourself. THAT is a state of inequality.
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    Oct 11, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    OK, so we got back from lunch, as I posted above, at a well-known gay club & restaurant. And nobody there even knew this was "National Whatever It Is Day." Certainly there was nothing going on about it, no announcements, no flyers, no nothing..

    As I suspected, a big zero. That explains why gays have no political influence or power in the US. We deserve to get trampled by the Republican Right Wing homophobes, because we gays really don't give a fuck. We get what we deserve. icon_razz.gif
  • metta

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    Oct 11, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    wvufan87 saidMy short rant: Why do gay people always have to come out, and risk things by doing so? I think straight people need to come out of the closet, too.


    Actually, more straight people are Coming Out. I have seen posts on my facebook page from straight people that are Coming Out In Support Of Equality for GLBT people. So yeah.....it is happening...they just need to know that it is ok to do that as well.
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    Oct 11, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    Happy Day!'' icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 8:56 PM GMT
    It is not ironic.
    It is a coincidence.
  • metta

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    Oct 12, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
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    Oct 14, 2010 8:23 AM GMT

    National Coming Out Day Gallery! Here are 100 out and proud celebrities who took that very public step!

    http://greginhollywood.com/national-coming-out-day-gallery-here-are-100-out-and-proud-celebrities-who-took-that-very-public-step-38804