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Which woman from pop culture would you ‘come out to’?

Didn't we all have that one teacher we knew would understand?

Mar 15, 2021, 10:08 am*

Internet Culture

 

Siobhan Ball

Coming out can be extremely stressful depending on your friends and family, and if there’s one thing the LGTBQ+ community excels at, it’s turning our anxiety and trauma into a meme. The “I’d come out to her” meme chooses all the people we’d have loved to come out to, from cartoon characters to actresses who just have that vibe, you know.

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seeing this “I would come out to her” meme going around and that’s all good but I was a couple drinks in at work one night and came out to my boss who looked at me and went “yeah Kenzie I fucking know” so my reality is that I’d, unprompted, tell a stranger on the street
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Classic early lesbian awakening avatar Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz) from the Matilda movie popped up throughout the hashtag.

"'d come out to her 🙏" Miss Honey, a white woman with short brown hair and big round glasses, looking over the rims with an intent expression
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As did other formative fictional ladies, from Ms. Frizzle to Dr. Ellie Sattler from Jurassic Park.

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"I'd come out to her" Ms. Frizzle, a cartoon woman with curly red hair in a space patterned dress with a solar system hat
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"I’d come out to her" Emma Frost, a blonde woman wearing silver lipstick and white fur, pouts at the reader
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"I’d come out to her" two stills from Jurassic part, in both a blonde woman with a pink shirt tied over a blue undershirt. The first she stands in front of Jurassic plants and in the second in a field with her hands on her hips
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Then there were the moms who seem like they’d be totally chill if their kids came out. Kitty from That ’70s Show would be very supportive (can’t say the same about Red, though).

"I’d come out to her." Kitty, an older white woman in a floral dress throws her head back laughing
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"i’d come out to her" Linda from Bob's Burger's, a cartoon white woman with black hair and glasses, shrugs cheerfully while wearing a pink sweater.
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And they even might be queer themselves. Phil and Lil’s Mom from Rugrats, Betty DeVille, also came up.

"I’d come out to her" a grinning cartoon woman with brown hair and a purple top with the women's symbol on it
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"i’d come out to her" Chessy from the Parent Trap, a brunette in a denim jacket
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Then there were the Ladies, straight and queer coded alike, who seem like they’d cheerfully mentor any young LGTBQ+ person who came their way. Jackie from Dr. Who would be fun to debrief club nights and Maleficent would take you there herself and keep anyone from getting handsy on the dance floor.

"i’d come out to her xx" two pictures of Jackie, a white woman with blonde hair, a fake tan and heavy make up. In one she stands in front of graffiti and in the other she holds a white mug
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"I’d come out to her" two pictures of Angelina Jolie as Maleficiant, one where she's looking aloof and the other where she's smiling
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"I'd come out to her." Majel Barret, an older white woman with dark hair in a red sequinned dress
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Characters with that iconic queer teacher je ne sais quoi feature heavily, too. We all had at least one in school that we bonded with even if they weren’t allowed to come out themselves.

"I’d come out to her - professor sprout is an under appreciated queen" A white woman in brown witches garb, holding a wand and making a humorous face
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"i'd come out to her" Ms. Grotke from Recess, a Black woman with chunky jewellery, natural hair and green hippy clothes
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Then there are the more unexpected ones that are just correct somehow. ET in drag, anyone?

"I’d come out to her" Picture of ET wearing the little girl's clothing
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"I’d come out to her" Aunt Fan, a claymation robot woman who looks a bit like a ladybug
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A Victorian postcard featuring a man and a woman in old fashioned bathing suits. The woman's is red and she has a tambourine for a head.
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*First Published: Mar 12, 2021, 4:45 pm