Annual National Coming Out Day- FDNY PSA

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    Oct 12, 2015 5:42 AM GMT

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    Oct 12, 2015 11:34 AM GMT
    what a great PSA. good on em.........
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    Oct 12, 2015 8:59 PM GMT
    I respect the people in the video for sharing stories, but I have a gripe with this day and always have.

    why are gay people the only people who get a day where they're encouraged to reveal something about themselves that is wrongfully stigmatized? There's a fine line between helping one community, and putting their problems on a pedestal where others can't reach or connect with them as easily.

    There are plenty of straight people who have been raped, molested, and/or physically abused, and their shame is just as valid and stigmatized, so until this day gets reformed to encompass the issues of more people, despite what their sexual orientation which is actually meaningless information to me, I don't really support it; a day that only focuses on a small group of people who are suffering, and omit other walks of life that are experiencing the same essential issue, is just annoying and pandering, as well as an inefficient usage of awareness.

    Sorry for the rant on a presumably positive effort, but i'm simply tired of everyone coddling gay people with happy motivation, when the world just needs more solid facts and rationality to fix the majority of social problems, and maybe a wider scope on how to handle social issues.

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    Oct 12, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    TO23 saidI respect the people in the video for sharing stories, but I have a gripe with this day and always have.

    why are gay people the only people who get a day where they're encouraged to reveal something about themselves that is wrongfully stigmatized? There's a fine line between helping one community, and putting their problems on a pedestal where others can't reach or connect with them as easily.

    There are plenty of straight people who have been raped, molested, and/or physically abused, and their shame is just as valid and stigmatized, so until this day gets reformed to encompass the issues of more people, despite what their sexual orientation which is actually meaningless information to me, I don't really support it; a day that only focuses on a small group of people who are suffering, and omit other walks of life that are experiencing the same essential issue, is just annoying and pandering, as well as an inefficient usage of awareness.

    Sorry for the rant on a presumably positive effort, but i'm simply tired of everyone coddling gay people with happy motivation, when the world just needs more solid facts and rationality to fix the majority of social problems, and maybe a wider scope on how to handle social issues.





    Yeah, I understand. We have to look at history, once again.
    And once again, this NCOD started in the conservative 80's, a horrible time for our community, with the Aids crisis underway and conservatism that did nothing but to let us die. Under the control of republican and conservatism, it would appear that "safety in numbers" started with NCOD as a push back against the oppressive regime of the entire decade.

    The right wing, continue to this day, to use this as a weapon against us, by "increasing our numbers and recruitment campaign" as something evil against their religion. Think about it logically, once we gain full equality, there might not be a need for this day anymore icon_idea.gif


    National Coming Out Day
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day

    National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual civil awareness day internationally observed on October 11.[1] Founded in 1988, in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, the emphasis is that the most basic form of activism is coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lesbian or gay person.[2] The foundational belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views. The process of coming out involves self-disclosure of one's sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

    NCOD was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico and founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience, and Jean O'Leary, an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles and then head of the National Gay Rights Advocates.[3][4] The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.[1]

    Initially administered from the West Hollywood offices of the National Gay Rights Advocates, the first NCOD received participation from eighteen states, garnering national media coverage. In its second year NCOD headquarters moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and participation grew to 21 states. After a media push in 1990 NCOD was observed in all 50 states and seven other countries. Participation continued to grow and in 1990 NCOD merged their efforts with the Human Rights Campaign.[1]



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    Oct 13, 2015 3:34 PM GMT
    TO23 saidI respect the people in the video for sharing stories, but I have a gripe with this day and always have.

    why are gay people the only people who get a day where they're encouraged to reveal something about themselves that is wrongfully stigmatized? There's a fine line between helping one community, and putting their problems on a pedestal where others can't reach or connect with them as easily.

    There are plenty of straight people who have been raped, molested, and/or physically abused, and their shame is just as valid and stigmatized, so until this day gets reformed to encompass the issues of more people, despite what their sexual orientation which is actually meaningless information to me, I don't really support it; a day that only focuses on a small group of people who are suffering, and omit other walks of life that are experiencing the same essential issue, is just annoying and pandering, as well as an inefficient usage of awareness.

    Sorry for the rant on a presumably positive effort, but i'm simply tired of everyone coddling gay people with happy motivation, when the world just needs more solid facts and rationality to fix the majority of social problems, and maybe a wider scope on how to handle social issues.



    So we need a National Victimization day ? What about a National Bully day ? (they are human being as well) . Once you start labeling folks there is no end . "The movement you need is in your head" John Lennon.
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    Oct 14, 2015 8:24 AM GMT
    Oh please.
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