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Celtic Daisy
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On thursday October 11, it's national coming out day. I didn't know this until tonight, and was sort of surprised to have never even heard anything about this.

I was wondering if anyone's community's or schools are doing anything thing to publicise this?

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I'm gonna read a poem at Morning Meeting, but no, the school isn't really doing anything. It's kind of a bummer.
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I found out about National Coming Out Day a little too late (4 or 5 days, to be exact) to celebrate it. But in a subconcious way, I did celebrate it. On October 11th, I went up to my counselors office to tell her that I wanted to join our school's GLBTQ support group. It was my first real "outing" to anyone but my close friends.

What a coinky-dink!

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lol, that's cool!
i knew oct. 11 was coming out day because i read it in teen people but did i do anything? NO!!! *laughs*

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Celtic Daisy
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Wow, I didn't know I started this!

It's been a year and guess what? I'm part of program that's strongly supporting this and we're having a day of silence as well.

We're having a lot of positive feedback with this little projoct.

What do you guys think about this? Is your school or community doing anything for this day?

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Yeah, my school is. We have a pretty large GSA, which is awesome. A lot of the members graduated last year so now it's a bunch of freshmen who are...well, farsighted.

They planned to dress all "gay" and fun stuff like that, which is all great. But my problem is that I see advertising one's gayness/support is unnecessary. The way I see it is that since it's more socially acceptable to be gay now, doing something like that seems extremist. Plus, you're gay all the time, not just one day. You could pick any day to flaunt it.


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m... today they had a table and posters about homosexuality near the cafeteria. and when i walked there later, it had metamorphed in a use-condoms table. i don't know if they are doing something tomorrow. the only thing is, tomorrow i don't have a class and i'm not curious enough to go to school just to see that.

also, my school is supposed to have a GSA. they mention it on the website, but there is no way to find where their local is or what they do.


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I didnt even know!

I think its awful that my school doesnt even have a GLBT group or any kind of facility!
There was NOTHING. No leaflets, nothing, and we NEVER cover it in PSHE (personal, social and health ed.) It really annoys me.

Thanx 4 the info!


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AT my school, we don't have anything either. Partially, I think it's b/c my town is so small and conservative. It's downright dangerous to be out in my school. My friend was the only one out last year ( that I heard anyway) and the jocks slammed him against the lockers. And called him faggot daily if not everytime they saw him.
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Wow, I didn't know there was a national coming out day!! It's really sad that it isn't safe for some people to come out - I think those people at school who terrorise others should be educated, but there are plenty of adults with homophobic views, too god dammit! I won't start ranting about how I feel about narrow minded, ignorant people, but to anyone who came out on October 11th - or any other day for that matter - good luck and good on you!!!
*Badger*

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My School gave everyone little upside down, pink triangles to wear. I didn't know it was National Coming Out day until i was given my triangle. I thought it was cool that our community was so accepting of it and no one gave a second thought to this being unusual. It made me feel good to be apart of my school.
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