The western world celebrated National Coming Out Day (#NCOD) on October 11. The festivities seem to have snowballed in the real world and the virtual and here we are — smack dab in the middle of National Coming Out Week. If you know where to look, you’ll find the colors of the rainbow (and the lives of the rainbow people) splashed across the worldwide web. From regular people to celebrities to politicians, everyone had something to say, most of it nice. Here’s taking a look at just that!
Happy #NationalComingOutDay ! Whether you’ve taken the step or not, you’re all my heroes and I love you. I’m proud to be gay ❤️💛💚💙💜
— Resident Homo 👁 (@lovetehworld) October 11, 2016
ok but shout out to everyone that can’t come out due to family or other reasons. hang in there, you’re not alone❤️💚💛💙💜 #NationalComingOutDayAdvertisement
— м🌿 (@SOVlETSPACEDOG) October 11, 2016
— Jessica Kirby (@je5kby) October 11, 2016
— Huffington Post UK (@HuffPostUK) October 11, 2016
Happy #NationalComingOutDay! 🏳️🌈No matter where you are in your journey of coming out, know that you have an entire family supporting you!
— Camden Scott (@cammiescott) October 11, 2016
Happy #NationalComingOutDay. Do it on your own terms and in your own time.
We’ll be cheering for you on the other side of the closet doors.
— Dylan Marron (@dylanmarron) October 11, 2016
— christian (@arianasriots) October 11, 2016
— STOP-Homophobia.com (@WipeHomophobia) October 11, 2016
Own your truth #Nationalcomingoutday 💛🌙
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) October 11, 2016
Yep, I’m gay #NationalComingOutDay
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 11, 2016
It’s inspiring to see this kind of overwhelming support for a marginalized, and so often, wronged, community. It gives me hope that someday things might get better on this side of the world, too. And you know what they say about hope — it springs eternal. So here’s hoping!