Just because it's an American hashtag doesn't mean we can't jump on board.
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

12 Oct 2016 - 4:24 PM  UPDATED 12 Oct 2016 - 4:28 PM

So, yes. Technically #NationalComingOutDay is for the U.S.A, but you know what? The Internet means that national everything national is international and open for all to partake in.

Here's how Twitter is celebrating.

1. By posting throwbacks, like these iconic snaps of Clea DuVall with her But I'm A Cheerleader co-stars Natasha Lyonne and Melanie Lynskey:

2. By posting coming out stories:

3. By posting about how much things have changed:

4. By posting about goals for the future generations of LGBTQIA+ people:

5. By not giving a single f--k:

6. By reminding others that they are loved:

7. By speaking some cold hard truths:

8. By reminding others that the timing doesn't matter:

9. By thanking the people who gave them the strength to come out, like Ricky Martin thanking Tyler Oakley:

10. By reminding those who aren't publicly out that it's all good:

11. By posting A+ gifs that just really represent their journey:

12. By celebrating the freedom of being out:

13. By posting enviable squad photos:

14. By looking back at the difficult times from a better place:

15. By serving cake:

16. By reminding people to be proud:

17. By reminding people who maybe aren't ready that there's no rush:

18. And by coming out, one more time:

Happy #NationalComingOutDay, everyone!

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