What do Bette Midler and Marcus Bachmann have in common?
Sometimes Laughing Makes Coming Out Easier

By Jami Smith

Originally published on Advocate.com October 11 2012 9:00 PM ET

National Coming Out Day was Thursday, and hopefully thousands of people made a difference by sharing their true selves. The Gaysayer comedians did their part by sharing their true worries, disturbing observations and general paranoia.

Join the nearly 7,000 people who follow Gaysayer for the best jokes from LGBT comedians and their allies. It will change your life in a much less important way.


@gaysayer #ComingOut My dad sat down, starting sweating, then crying. Finally he said "Son, we want to tell you, we know you're gay."

— Michael Reyes (@ReyesWrites) October 10, 2012


Today is National Coming Out Day, or, as Republicans call it "Shhhhhhhhhhhh!"

— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 11, 2012


Every National Coming Out Day I wait for Tom Cruise to appear, like the Great Pumpkin.

— rachel lichtman (@DJRotaryRachel) October 11, 2012


Apparently today is both "National Coming Out Day" and "National Sausage Pizza Day" ...coincidence?

— Men's Humor (@MensHumor) October 11, 2012


National Coming Out Day is always a nervous day in the Bachmann household.

— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) October 11, 2012


FUN FACT: On National Coming Out Day, 3% of voters historically switch party affiliation from "Republican" to "Fabulous"

— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 11, 2012


I'm not saying I'm gay, but my longest relationship has been with Bette Midler. #ComingOut

— Kevin Held (@misterkermit) October 11, 2012


I'm a C-section baby. My mom said I was so gay, I refuse to go through her vagina. #ComingOut

— F Ken Maes (@ken2ts) October 10, 2012


Hey, @gaysayer! Even TJMaxx is celebrating National Coming Out Day! twitter.com/Blacktress/sta…

— Blacktress (@Blacktress) October 11, 2012