Coming out is simultaneously one of the scariest and most gratifying things you can do as a queer person. In 1988, LGBTQ rights activists Jean O'Leary and Robert Eichberg founded National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11) to honor that. Thankfully, it's 2019, and society has evolved to the point where queer folks can find community and share their experiences for $Free.99 on social media. That includes coming out, too. If you want to come out online, Instagram captions for Coming Out Day can be anything from funny, to punny, to tongue-in-cheek.
Whatever vibe you go for, all that matters is that you feel safe posting, that you're happy with what you post, and that it feels like an accurate representation of who you are. No, the perfect Coming Out Day caption probably won't end transphobia or homophobia. Your incredible Coming Out Day flex won't mean you'll never have to come out to new friends, co-workers, partners, or extended family ever again. But, together, a cute post and caption on Oct. 11 can be a playful way to let your current social circle know what your queer identity is, and that you're proud of it, too. Here are 23 fun captions you can use to show off your pride this Coming Out Day.