Gay Uncles Day – August 14, 2022

Gay Uncles Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August and takes place on August 14 this year. It is a day to celebrate and increase the visibility of gay people to encourage more people to come out. With the long history of discrimination against the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community in the country, Gay Uncles Day is an important celebration of the confirmed bachelors in our families. It is also a way for gay people to receive important validation from their families, which they may have been denied since they came out. It is also a day to celebrate the continued presence of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ relatives among families, despite social and familial pressures.

History of Gay Uncles Day

Gay Uncles Day is a fun and important celebration of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ relatives in American families. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in August every year. It is an important celebration that increases the visibility of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people in families, rather than being seen as just another group of people.

Being L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ in the United States is not easy, even today, but it used to be much more difficult. Back when the country was founded, being L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ was illegal. People’s sexualities and gender identities were still as diverse then as they are now, but then, everyone had to hide.

Throughout the 1900s, efforts were made to fight for the rights of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people with different levels of success, but it was only in the 1960s, with the sexual revolution, that things began to change.

Eventually, being L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ was decriminalized, and civilians were allowed to be openlyL.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+. However, the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, which allowed L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people to serve in the military as long as they were in the closet, was still in force and didn’t get repealed until decades later. Eventually, the ban on same-sex marriage was also repealed in most states, and more and more L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people were able to come out to their families as social ideas about the morality of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people shifted.

Gay Uncles Day or Guncles Day is used to improve the visibility of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people and also offer straight or heterosexual people an opportunity to appreciate their gay relatives and the role models they are to the youngest members of the families.

Gay Uncles Day timeline

1979
First National Gay Rights March Takes Place

Over 100,000 people join the first-ever gay rights march that takes place in Washington, D.C.

2003
Homosexuality is Decriminalized in All States

While Illinois decriminalized homosexuality in 1962, it takes the other states a long while to catch up, and the Supreme Court finally decriminalizes homosexuality in all other states in 2003.

2015
All Bans on Same-Sex Marriage End

The Supreme Court intervenes and legalizes same-sex marriage in 50 states in America.

2016
Gay Uncles Day is First Celebrated

C. J. Hatter first celebrates Gay Uncles Day on Facebook on August 14.

Gay Uncles Day FAQs

Why is Gay Uncles Day celebrated on Sunday?

Gay Uncle’s Day is celebrated on Sunday so that it’s easier for families to get together.

Where is Guncles Day celebrated?

Gay Uncles Day or Guncles Day is mostly celebrated online.

Is this a holiday?

As Gay Uncles Day is celebrated on a Sunday, most people have a day off.

Gay Uncles Day Activities

  1. Post photos with your gay uncles

    This is the day to reach out to your gay aunts, uncles, and non-binary relatives and post photos on social media, celebrating them. Remember to tag the photos with the hashtag #GayUnclesDay

  2. Host a party

    Host a party in honor of your L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ relatives and celebrate everything about them. Make sure that all the guests are the most open-minded, loving members of your family.

  3. Embrace them as role models

    The L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community is often demonized. Ensure your kids know that their gay uncles and aunts are role models for their bravery.

5 Important Facts About The Fight For Liberation

  1. The Stonewall riots were pivotal

    Members of the community actively demonstrated against police brutality after a raid on Stonewall Inn, and this was a pivotal moment in the Gay Liberation Movement.

  2. Dyketactics took the police to court

    The group took the police to court for brutality when they were beaten by the Philadelphia police during a demonstration for civil rights.

  3. President Barack Obama supported gay rights

    President Obama was the first U.S. president to support gay marriage publicly.

  4. People fired under D.A.D.T. didn’t get paid

    It was only in 2013 that the Pentagon finally paid full separation pay to people dismissed from service under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

  5. Celebrities celebrate Gay Uncles Day

    Celebrities like Simon Dunn and Anderson Cooper have celebrated Gay Uncles Day publicly.

Why We Love Gay Uncles Day

  1. We love our gay uncles

    We want to show our love to our L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ relatives and let them know how happy we are to have them in our lives.

  2. We want to increase L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ visibility

    The more people see thatL.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people are just regular people with families, the easier life will become for our gay aunts and uncles.

  3. We want to encourage young people

    Seeing their gay relatives is great for young L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ people to come out, and we want to create a safe space for them.

Gay Uncles Day dates

YearDateDay
2022August 14Sunday
2023August 13Sunday
2024August 11Sunday
2025August 10Sunday
2026August 9Sunday

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