So, today is National Coming Out Day! (or as I like to call it, Thursday).
Anyone do anything to celebrate, like, say... come out or anything?
unless i pursued random strangers on the bus, it would be impossible to do so and it still be a suprise.
I made a skirt out of a shirt. So no. Just more being unemployed as usual. I don't see enough people nowadays to come out to anyone and I don't think the mums at the school gate, the telemarketers or the scary looking men at the job centre would care much even if I did.
But I'm not part of the American nation so I don't count.
It just seems kind of silly to me. Rather impractical. I just sort of vomited out all my confessions because giving it too much preparation was much too frightening. Well the big one I stood on a chair in PSHE but that was more a spur of the moment thing and it was essentially a dare.
I wore a dress shirt and tie for super-dikeyness, and carried around my pride flag in my pocket, and came out to a whole hallway at once. Just for the hell of it. It's not like any of them didn't know xD Ooh, and I was walking home and passed this random family and waved my flag at them and wished them a happy coming out day. ^^
Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader
i wanted to dress up like a rainbow and throw skittles at people, saying "taste the rainbow" as i did so, but i didn't have time to plan an outfit or money to get skittles. so i just wore my GSA shirt and my rainbow wristband.
"It's like Dillinger once told me, 'It's always darkest just before they turn on the lights!'"
My parents were out in Kelowna and my brother was at a field trip, so I had the house to myself.
Wow, I must be truly amazing. I didn't know that it was National Coming Out Day. I just thought it was Thursday. BUT I did manage to tell 1/3 of my school that I was gay. Yay for me...I sit with a large group of kids at lunch and apparently I don't give off the gay "vibe". So I stand up on a bench and start yelling...
Me: Anybody left that doesn't know I'm gay?
About 6 people raised their hands.
Me: OH...I'm gay. Any questions?
Now, that was the statement that opened the flood gates. I'm still answering questions from a bunch of people...Oh man...So yes. I'm totally out and proud...
- - -
Pronouns make it hard to keep our sexual orientation a secret when our co-workers ask about your weekend.
- I had a GREAT time with...them.
Yay, now they don't think you're queer, just a slut!
"Anybody left that doesn't know I'm gay?"
Haha, that line is completely awesome! And you stood up on a bench and shouted it?? You rock.
"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT
that is fricking awesome. i love you.
That. Is. AWESOME. If I ever chose to come out to the school (not that anyone would care, as no one knows who I am, much less cares about my sexual orientation...) I'd do it that way.
That is, if I possessed the ability to yell.
All they can tell you is what they have seen and heard, in their time in this world, a third of it spent in sleep and dreaming, another third of it spent in telling lies. - Ursala K. Le Guin
Oh my god. That's the best thing I've ever heard!! :)
Seriously. You rock.
I skipped my lit class, cleaned my room, and gave myself a headache stressing over some psych project...oh, and I ate fancy granola and took a shower--does that count?
i was going to dye my ahir blue, but my mom wouldnt help me cause i had my first day of work...at a stop and shop so it wouldnt have made a diffrence, but so i also had a nice rainbow patch that i sowed onto my back pack, and i finally told my parents i was gay, not sure what i was mre scared of, being right and haveing my mom yell at me, or being wrong, i was wrong *shrug* i think my mom is a little freaked out so we will see what happens now.
someone threw a waterbottle at me, but there aim sucked and it landed infront of me, i didnt see who it was so i didnt throw it back, i ws tempted to throw it at everyone around me and go"not you? sorry" and throw it at someone else :D
**Far from a saint, not quite a sinner**
Good job everyone who came out! I didn't, but that's because I didn't get the memo. Ugly Betty? Fabulosity, if Justin had started crushing on Daniel though I would've been :( because I probably would've felt my repressed memories of younger crushes on well-developed men coming back. Ack.
Now that you're sufficiently enthralled, awkward or bored, come out to someone near you.
Completely. My memory is disconcertingly poor.
However, I did come out to somone about seven days before hand so I gues that might semi count.
I think it counts.
And thanks to those who think I'm awesome...I feel special...in an un-sped way for once!
I came out to my mom on National Coming out Day last year. =D And what a year it's been since. That's a good thing.
Be yourself. 'Cause if you're busy being somebody else, who's gonna be you?
I wore a lavender shirt, which no one saw because it was under my sweatshirt.
But my friend gave me the length of rainbow ribbon I'd asked her to get for me at the fabric store during Japanese 5th period, and I waved that around during our GSA party while freaking out about a chem project.
Oh, but then I pretended to tie the ribbon around my cat's neck, and my mom jokingly asked, 'Is he our diversity cat?' Because my dad has a shirt for a run called the 'Rainbow Run', which he tie-dyed rainbow, so everyone who sees it asks, 'Is that for a diversity run?!'
Yeah. My family's special. ^^
I feel sad... I didn't do anything special. I didn't know it was coming out day until about the day before, and all day I considered coming out to someone - the friend I had lunch with, my sister, my dad, random people in my dorm, everyone... but I realized I'd be doing it just because it was coming out day and not because I was 100% ready. I want to be ready. But I want to know I'm ready more.
But yeah - even in this conservative southern university there was a flag up with rainbow handprints all over it, hanging on a wall on central grounds, which was pretty and made me happy. And little rainbow flags all over the ampitheatre. They got pulled up pretty quickly, but it was nice while it lasted.
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