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Twitter users share their ‘gay awakenings’ and our eyes are wide open

Eric Dane Grey's Anatomy

It doesn’t take much from a film or TV character — a shirtless scene, a sidelong glance, or even a smirk — to send impressionable viewers’ hearts aflutter. And on Twitter, users have been sharing the screen visions responsible for their gay awakenings.

The user-submitted Urban Dictionary definitions of “gay awakening,” by the way, are as wholesome as they are accurate. One says the experience “can sometimes be terrifying and sometimes [be] euphoric.” Another reads, “It’s scary and wonderful, and you lose all control. Your definition of love is redefined, and you realize this is what you have been waiting for.”

JoJo Siwa, for her part, treated viewers to a “gay awakening story time” last October on TikTok, saying she binge-listened to Demi Lovato’s 2015 song “Cool for the Summer” — long before she knew what it meant — and also glommed onto Jenna Dewan’s Magic Mike dance from Lip Sync Battle.

Below, we’ve rounded up dozens more “gay awakening story times”… to the tune of 45 tweets on the topic.

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