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Happy National Coming Out Day! Oct. 11

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Happy National Coming Out Day! Come out of that closet. If you're already out, encourage others to come out. Let others know more about you. Yay for gay! Tell us and the world how you celebrated National Coming Out Day.

http://www.hrc.org/issues/coming_out.asp

It's not fun if it is forced.

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It's a reminder about being visible, not about forcing anything. Choose to participate or not. Just because a day or month is used to mark something doesn't mean it's forcing anything.

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Happy National Coming Out Day! Come out of that closet. If you're already out, encourage others to come out. Let others know more about you. Yay for gay! Tell us and the world how you celebrated National Coming Out Day.

http://www.hrc.org/issues/coming_out.asp

Part of me is so against this day b/c I feel it makes it seem like "coming out" is so easy and w/o consequences. It should be easy to tell others how you were born and there should not be any negative consequences... but unfortunately it's not always easy and there are sometimes negative consequences. Coming out was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life... just being able to look in the mirror and say "I'm gay" was hard enough. I was forunate, though, and I was accepted w/ open arms by most people in my life. Not everyone is that fortunate, however. Don't get me wrong... part of me thinks a day like this is needed b/c it encourages people to finally come out... it's just that another part of me feels like it makes it seem like it's such an easy thing to do and life will be perfect from that point on. Encouraging people is good... but they themselves need to decide when it's time to come out.

Fortunately more and more people are coming out at younger and younger ages and they are being accepted by a greater percentage of people every day. We have a Presidential Election coming up, and Christian Evangelical leader James Dobson is freaking out b/c his people (finally) don't have a candidate to back that will hate the gays like they do... HOW AWSOME IS THAT!! Are Americans FINALLY realizing that we have bigger things to worry about (e.g. terrorists, crime prevention, health care, education, etc.) than denying those evil gays their equal rights??... I think maybe. :D Someday soon we won't have to have "national coming out day".

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Stay in.

Less gayness and more work ethic would be a good thing. Stay in.

18 days late genius. Wish you KKK types would "stay in".

Edited by west20th

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It seems he was making a joke about "staying in" as in staying at work, not about not being gay.

So quick to pull the trigger on calling someone a bigot. Scary.

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It seems he was making a joke about "staying in" as in staying at work, not about not being gay.

So quick to pull the trigger on calling someone a bigot. Scary.

It wasn't based just on that post. It was the sum total of all of his posts. Go to his profile and read all of his posts and see if you do not notice a trend there.

Edited by west20th

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1- My posts are just fine; socialists or other leftists may not like them but my ideology doesn't support a welfare state or government as daddy.

2- Work is good. Shouting down dissent by calling people bigots is bad. Repeat after me: work, gooooood; name-calling, baaaaad.

Open your mind.

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It seems he was making a joke about "staying in" as in staying at work, not about not being gay.

So quick to pull the trigger on calling someone a bigot. Scary.

What is scarier are the bigots that hide behind a smiley face masking their true intentions. At least Toggle has the balls to show his colors.

Edited by webdude

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Happy National Coming Out Day! Come out of that closet. If you're already out, encourage others to come out. Let others know more about you. Yay for gay! Tell us and the world how you celebrated National Coming Out Day.

http://www.hrc.org/issues/coming_out.asp

I think coming out is overrated. I mean, the people that need to know (my sexual preference) do, the others don't.

For those people too stupid to figure it out that's their problem, not mine.

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I think coming out is overrated. I mean, the people that need to know (my sexual preference) do, the others don't.

For those people too stupid to figure it out that's their problem, not mine.

Well said Mac, my sentiments exactly.

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I think coming out is overrated. I mean, the people that need to know (my sexual preference) do, the others don't.

For those people too stupid to figure it out that's their problem, not mine.

When the world doesn't know your sexual orientation, you are easily demonized and made to be the faceless evil in the world that's the cause of all the world's problems. You become that evil that no one knows in their lives. In the end, visibility equals acceptance. End of story.

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What is scarier are the bigots that hide behind a smiley face masking their true intentions. At least Toggle has the balls to show his colors.

Was this a veiled comment directed at me?

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When the world doesn't know your sexual orientation, you are easily demonized and made to be the faceless evil in the world that's the cause of all the world's problems. You become that evil that no one knows in their lives. In the end, visibility equals acceptance. End of story.

I guess being African American has made me a little wary of that argument. First off, I cannot change (nor would I) being African American or homosexual. After all ... god is perfect and made me this way ... right?

That said, I do not seek approval of others, nor can I stop their demonization of me for being a lot of things that don't fit into smiley white America.

I can only be me.

As I said before, those that know, do .. those that don't ... don't.

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It may not stop their demonization, but it puts a spotlight on it for everyone to see.

Edited by kingkirbythegreatoftexas

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