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Does your family know it’s Gay Uncles Day this Sunday?

Does your family know it’s Gay Uncles Day this Sunday?

Jordan Traxler and Lily Mae celebrating Gay Uncles Day

It’s Gay Uncles Day on Sunday (12 August) and here’s everything you need to know.

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 said.

Gay uncles (or ‘guncles’) play a pivotal role in the family unit.

When we 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.

So in preparation this year, we thought we’d prepare a collection of photos of Gay Uncles.

Happy Gay Uncles Day!

Luis Guitart (right @LuisGuitart) and Erik White (left @ewhiteboy) with Charlie (left) and Josie (right)
Luis Guitart (right @LuisGuitart) and Erik White (left @ewhiteboy) with Charlie (left) and Josie (right). | Photo: supplied
Matt Stokes and partner James with Henry
Matt Stokes and partner James with Henry. | Photo: supplied
Ren Ivaldi and Sergio
Ren Ivaldi and Sergio. | Photo: supplied

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Kurtis Hope and Jake
Kurtis Hope and Jake. | Photo: supplied
Bradley Tubb and Phoebe
Bradley Tubb and Phoebe. | Photo: supplied
Don Warga and his great nephew
Don Warga and his great nephew. | Photo: supplied
Liam Goodey and Imogen
Liam Goodey and Imogen. | Photo: supplied
Cliff Loussan and Aimy
Cliff Loussan and Aimy. | Photo: supplied
Nathan Ramsden and Lainey
Nathan Ramsden and Lainey. | Photo: supplied

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Ben Hamilton-Rhys with Amelia-Grace and Jack
Ben Hamilton-Rhys with Amelia-Grace and Jack. | Photo: supplied
Shailesh Chonkar and Vaidu
Shailesh Chonkar and Vaidu. | Photo: supplied
Ben Egan with Zack and Ella
Ben Egan with Zack and Ella. | Photo: supplied
Stewart, Kyla and Gordon at Glasgow Pride
Stewart, Kyla and Gordon at Glasgow Pride. | Photo: supplied

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Connor Briggs with partner David and Brooke and Esme
Connor Briggs with partner David and Brooke and Esme. | Photo: supplied
Robert Elkin with Alana and Lyra
Robert Elkin with Alana and Lyra. | Photo: supplied

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