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Nyle DiMarco celebrates National ASL Day with a series of thirst-quenching tweets and GIFs

Yesterday was National ASL Day.

To mark the occasion, Nyle DiMarco posted an informative Twitter thread where he shared facts, squashed misconceptions, and raised awareness to American Sign Language.

For instance… Did you know ASL has different accents?

Or that there over 200 different versions of sign language?

Or that the ASL sign for “I love you” is a simple combination of the letters “I,” “L,” and “Y”?

The America’s Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars winner also explains that National ASL Day is held each year on April 15 to commemorate the 1817 opening of Connecticut’s American School for the Deaf, the first school for the deaf in the U.S.

Who knew?

Giphy also got in on the action by celebrating National ASL Day with a fresh series of thirsty Nyle DiMarco slang GIFs.

Asl Americansignlanguage GIF by Nyle DiMarco - Find & Share on GIPHY

American Sign Language Please GIF by Nyle DiMarco - Find & Share on GIPHY

Spread Love GIF by Nyle DiMarco - Find & Share on GIPHY

DiMarco, who came out publicly as “sexually fluid” in 2015, is currently one of the producers for Broadway’s new revival of Children of a Lesser God.

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