Happy Guncle Day!
Why yes! Guncles, or gay uncles, are a very real thing. The family is quickly evolving, and this year, social media has seen it fit to hail August 14 as Gay Uncle’s Day. Simon Dunn, Aussie bobsledder and proud guncle, gave this holiday a boost when he posted a snap of himself with his happy nephews on Instagram.
More happy nephews, nieces, niblings and aurents took up the #gayunclesday and #guncle hashtags on Instagram…
A photo posted by Jack & Ben (@ourswirllife) on
A photo posted by Travanté (@illycitizen) on
A photo posted by Peter Adams (@p_fellowes) on
… and on Twitter. It was a good day to celebrate all the loving uncles and aunts, and the wonderful ways they show their love.
Just them being there makes our hearts light up.
— Kevin Kohl (@KevinDKohl) August 14, 2016
They give us rad presents.
— PaTrick R Tweet (@PatrickRomSim) August 11, 2016
They understand how essential tiaras and manners are at Tea Time.
— Matt Jacobi (@MattJacobi) August 15, 2016
They get their beloved nephew’s and niece’s wardrobe game on point.
— Alec Mapa (@AlecMapa) August 15, 2016
They’ll happily do silly Snapchats with you for hours on end.
— PSYCHORAPHAEL (@psychoraphael) August 14, 2016
They’ll get their Queen Bey on with you.
A video posted by Mark Vogler (@markvogler) on
Guncles come in all shapes and sizes and levels of silliness, and we love them to bits.
— woofer (@wooferSTL) August 14, 2016
Even Anderson Cooper is one proud guncle!
A video posted by andersoncooper (@andersoncooper) on
Most importantly, our guncles understand what makes us wonderful and special, and they’re proud of us in so many ways.
It’s National #GayUnclesDay (about time)
Here I am with my lovely little lady. I’m her uncle and godfather ?? pic.twitter.com/I5rIoh66Lv
— Calvin (@aurosan) August 14, 2016
My gay uncle was brave in his life choices. And he was kind, he told me I was beautiful when I was an ugly duckling. #gayunclesday
— Claudia Hirawat (@ClaudiaHirawat) August 14, 2016
To all our gay uncles out there, Happy Guncle Day! We love you!