Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Gay Uncles Day!

On Sunday 12 August it’s Gay Uncles Day or Guncles Day. 

The day started two years ago when Florida resident C.J Hatter took to Facebook to make the suggestion.

He wrote: "Mark your calendars now! The second Sunday in August is Gay Uncles Day. Shower your favorite gay uncle with gifts and recognition!"

Hatter later elaborated: "My goal in promoting this day of celebration is to normalize the role of the gay uncle, cousin, brother… whatever, in the family and in society."

"The more visible we are, and the more forthright we and our loved ones are of our very existence, the less uncomfortable society will be with us," he added.

When he first posted about the day two years ago, the reaction was viral. Gay Uncles Day returned last year and again, there was an overwhelming positive reaction.

People celebrate it by posting photos of guncles with nephews and nieces using the hashtag #GayUnclesDay, #GunclesDay or #NationalGunclesDay.

Do you want to join on 3rd edition?

A gay uncle is like an uncle but fabulous