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Brands Say It Loud, Say It Proud On Social Media For National Coming Out Day

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Today is National Coming Out Day, so come, out come out wherever you are! For many people this is huge moment in their lives. For brands who support the LGBT community this is the perfect day for them to let people like me who haven’t come out know that they’re here for them.

Oh, did you catch that? For National Coming Out Day, I’m coming out. Call it cliché, call it what you will, but I figure that maybe I can inspire others to come out as well. I’m bisexual and I’ve been out to my family since I was 18. My close friends know, but in order to live my fullest life as all of me, I don’t want to hide who I am from anyone anymore. The woman and man I want to be with will have to fully accept me for that, so here I am world.

Damien Basile is a fashion designer, pop culture enthusiast, social media microlebrity, and lover of college football. When he’s not sleeping he’s awake.

And here are the social media updates from brands in support of  National Coming Out Day!

Facebook

HBO

lafayette-hbo

When it comes to speaking out there’s no one louder than Lafayette, Bon Temps’ fiercest resident.

VISIONAIRE
visionaire

Being true to who they are, Visionaire goes back to a shoot by Mario Testino, but we wouldn’t have minded a little Bruce Weber hands-down-the-pants action.

MetLife

metlife

“I’M HUGGING A RAINBOW!”

Twitter

MACYS

Aww, matching Pride Macy’s bands! That nail polish, however…

“GIRLS”

A coked-up Hannah reacting to a coked-up Elijah — it doesn’t get more touching than that, kids.

Barefoot Wine

Like we need an excuse to drink. Forget the glass and pass the goddamn bottle.

Lufthansa

This is an invitation to join the Mile High Club, right? If so, SOLD.

Barack Obama

The President uses a custom graphic that directs you to his LGBT page, but Barry’s always been supportive from the get.

OWN

The Oprah-ness herself is doing a special on her network on October 27 about being gay in Hollywood.

Instagram

“True Blood”

True Blood plays big into Lafayette but what about Tara and Pam? Can a sister get some love too?

Bonus: Celebs who are clearly out are having fun with it

Ellen DeGeneres

Tegan And Sara

k.d. lang kd-lang

 

On a more personal and ridiculous note, my mom called me a hottie on National Coming Out Day. Oh mom! (btw, this was in reference to her asking me if I still worked out – I said everyday and she said ‘show me’. I haven’t seen her in a while.)

I’ll leave you with a quote from Oprah that sums up why you should be you fully:

“I know for anybody if in anyway you are pretending something that is not true for your life you will not be able to move forward because that untruth that uncertainty about standing in your truth blocks you from all you were meant to be.”

And yes k.d lang, I tried it. I liked it. ;)

Catch up with Damien:
http://damienbasile.com
http://coolne.ws
http://twitter.com/db
http://instagram.com/notdb


  • 8 Comments
    • litper
      litper

      WTF so many feminine creatures? Gay=/=woman.

      Oct 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thedrdonna
      Thedrdonna

      @litper: You aren’t the arbiter of what makes someone queer. If a person experiences their homosexuality in a way that moves them outside of gender norms, that has literally no effect on your homosexuality. Not to mention, trans people come out too, and for them sometimes trans DOES equal woman.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 1:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      Well I’ll be darned. I came out to someone yesterday at work, and I didn’t even realize it was so timely.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      @Thedrdonna, no they actually celebrate gender norms and heteronormativity by making same-sex attracted men looking like women! A man loving a man is what they don’t want to accept!

      Oct 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NormanJones
      NormanJones

      my parents in-law recently got a nearly new white Audi allroad Wagon only from working parttime online. his explanation,,, smarturl.it/bhtmj6

      Oct 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thedrdonna
      Thedrdonna

      @litper: You’re claiming that gay men who present more femme are actually against the idea of men loving men? Or are you claiming that trans people are only heterosexual? Neither one makes a lot of sense.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Why come out on social media? Man or Woman up and do it in person.

      Oct 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damienbasile
      damienbasile

      @Dixie Rect: As you can see I came out in person when I was 18, but living fully online and having friends all across the world makes it extremely hard to come out in person. I’d be willing to do so if you’d buy my first class ticket to see every single person I know.

      Oct 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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