Happy Coming Out Day!

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Just a momentary pause from our posting hiatus to say Happy Coming Out Day!

Each year, October 11th marks National Coming Out Day, where folks around the country stand up and say I’m Gay/Lesbian/Queer/Questioning/Bisexual/Pansexual/Trans/Poly/Two spirit/AG/________ and I’m proud!

You fill in the blank with your preferred label.

With the recent spate of LGBT suicides, harassment and bullying, it’s even more important for those of us who are safe and able to be out and proud.

It’s well documented that the more people someone knows who are LGBTQ, the more accepting they are of queer folks.

So find someway to celebrate today, even as an ally who supports everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/kaelin/ Matt

    I’m, uh, a gender bender? Does that even register as something like queer? I mean, I feel that I’m probably a straight man (and I have the male bits to match) — there’s no way I am a woman or am strictly attracted to men, although the neutral pansexual and androgyne are difficult for me to fully reject — but while I feel gender may exist, gender roles are pointless. I feel fuzzy on the label, but I feel secure in who I am, label or not.

    Well, happy coming out day to all.