National Coming Out Day!

  • MikeHunt

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    Oct 11, 2007 5:15 PM GMT
    Come out, come out, where ever you are. Today is the day Oct. 11th.
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    Oct 11, 2007 5:22 PM GMT
    Where's the cake?
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    Oct 11, 2007 5:25 PM GMT
    I'm undergoing reconstruction, but, Happy Outday nonetheless.
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    Yay! A dancing beef cake!
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    Sure... why the hell not! I'll use something from the new JLo record... Hold It Don't Drop It maybe... or... Do It Well!
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:24 PM GMT
    You can dance to Barney singing "I Love You, You Love Me". It don't matter. icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    HA HA HA How about the Barney remix of Crank Dat Soulja Boy?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 11, 2007 7:47 PM GMT
    A "coming out day" doesn't really do much for me personally. For me it was a gradual process anyway so I wouldn't relate to it.....but there are others who may so I guess it could make sense.
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    Oct 11, 2007 8:06 PM GMT
    Does anybody know why today in particular? Any past event? Veterans Day (Remembrance Day) is November 11th to celebrate the end of World War 1.

    For those who are not out yet to anybody, best of luck when you do come out it is a very liberating experience.
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    Oct 11, 2007 8:24 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day

    The day was founded by Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary in 1988, in celebration of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier, in which 500,000 people marched on Washington, DC, USA, for gay and lesbian equality. National Coming Out Day events are aimed at raising awareness of the LGBT community among the general populace in an effort to give a familiar face to the LGBT rights movement.

    In the United States, the Human Rights Campaign manages the event under the National Coming Out Project, offering resources to LGBT individuals, couples, parents and children, as well as straight friends and relatives, to promote awareness of LGBT families living honest and open lives. Candace Gingrich became the spokesperson for the day in April 1995.

    National Coming Out Day was not observed in 2001 in the United States as it occurred on the one month anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    Despite its name, National Coming Out Day, so call because it originated as a national event in the United States, is observed in many countries, including Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain.
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    Oct 11, 2007 8:26 PM GMT
    from Wiki:

    "The day was founded by Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary in 1988, in celebration of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier, in which 500,000 people marched on Washington, DC, USA, for gay and lesbian equality. National Coming Out Day events are aimed at raising awareness of the LGBT community among the general populace in an effort to give a familiar face to the LGBT rights movement."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day
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    Oct 11, 2007 8:43 PM GMT
    (opens the closet door)icon_redface.gif Hi...
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    Oct 11, 2007 9:03 PM GMT
    someone stole my liberating bells then cos it aint all that yeh it might be a temporary relief from not having to lie but apart from that it aint no biggie
  • Alan95823

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    Oct 12, 2007 1:23 AM GMT
    *sniffle* I don't have anyone left to come out to!
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    Oct 12, 2007 2:22 AM GMT
    I just found out today was NCOD.Too late. I gues I'm gonna have to wait till next year.
  • marko313

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    Oct 12, 2007 8:55 AM GMT
    Same here alan, i dont have anyone left to come out to. icon_biggrin.gif