National Coming Out Day 2017

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Happy National Coming Out Day aka NCOD! Today, October 11th, marks an annual LGBTQ awareness day. The day was first founded in the United States back in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary.

WHY? As a basic form of activism and to spread awareness.

"Most people think they don't know anyone gay or lesbian, and in fact everybody does. It is imperative that we come out and let people know who we are and disabuse them of their fears and stereotypes." – Robert Eichberg

Homophobia thrives in silence so let your pride flag fly but please, please always remember that there is never any pressure to come out to anyone, if you don't want to. Come out when the time is right for you, seek the support you need and be safe out there. 

Other days to mark in gay agendas:

If you're comfortable with it, share your coming out stories with us in the comments below.

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You'll Fall in Love with this Taiwanese Father as He Comes to Accept His Lesbian Daughter

Posted by Tara G on

Asia has a long-standing reputation as a region which values tradition over individual preference, and these values have often meant there has been limited space in society for lesbian women. 

However, Taiwan, having swooped out from under the direct control of the People's Republic of China has been leading the charge in recent years. In 2016, the people elected their first female President: Tsai Ing-wen, and this year they are looking set to become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.  

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Supergirl got Super Gay, Super Fast

Posted by Tara G on

I have to lead this with a straight-up admission:

I have a penchant for watching campy, mildly crappy TV shows on regular basis.

Look, the television world is dark and full of terrors, or sentient robots, or zombies, or sociopaths taking over America, and sometimes a girl just needs to kick back with a glass of wine and watch something with a guaranteed happy ending and very little brain power required.

Supergirl fits that bill through and through.

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Gilmore Girls Finally Confirms What We Always Knew About Michel

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On Friday, Netflix released the hugely anticipated Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and for the first time in the history of the Gilmore Girls universe, queer viewers found themselves represented in the small Connecticut town of Stars Hollow.
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So, What Now?

Posted by Elli S on

This was a post that I was not expecting to have to write. This was a post that I was planning to write after the election with the headline "what a woman in the White House means for queers everywhere". But, obviously, that didn't happen, and now we have to face the ugly, awful reality. We have to ask ourselves: what does a Trump presidency mean for LGBT+ people?
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