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October 11th is National Coming Out Day and to celebrate, we have compiled a list of some of the coming out advice that gets forgotten. If you’ve got your eye on the closet door, check out our list and then bust on through!

#1

Google images of your secret childhood crush and make it your wallpaper. Just FYI there happen to be a TON of pics of Colin Farrell posing like this:colinfarellshirtless

#2

Look to some of the celebs that came out this year for inspiration―both as fellow members of the LGBTQ community taking the same jump but also as now slightly-more-within-reality-objects-of-your-desire:

  • Kristen Stewart
  • Stefanie Beatriz
  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Colton Haynes
  • Reid Ewing

I mean, we are all dream, right?

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#3

Work on your smolder. Maybe it’s just on trend right now, but all the folks from the list above all have their smoldering eyes DOWN.

#4

Throw yourself a party! It can feature a surprise announcement and solemn speech or you can write ‘I’m Queer B*tches!’ on the invite; either way, there should be cake and a ceremonial changing of the ‘Looking for’ section of your dating apps.

#5

Acquaint yourself with some of the vocabulary that most definitely means something slightly different in the LGBTQ community than out. Whether you’re a stone butch or high femme, it’s time to work!

Drag Race - Work

#6

Accept that flecks of glitter, in one way or another, will now be ever-present in your household. Embrace this.

#7

Rewatch some of classic movies with your friend and delight in blowing their mind over the now abundantly clear same-sex themes. May we suggest beginning with Point Break (Swayze version, obvs), Fried Green Tomatoes and Grease, because Rizzo+Frenchie=4ever.

#8

Don’t let anyone―including this list―tell you how to come out, or how to be gay/bi/trans/pan/ace/etc.  Just because you might be leaving the hetero-category does not mean that the -normative structures society hold dear won’t be pushed on you.

Whether coming out on #NationalComingOutDay means shaving your head or sending your parents a nonchalant text about the gender of the partner you’re bringing home for Thanksgiving, you do you!

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