Adam Lambert, Perez Hilton, Ricky Martin and Lance
Bass were among the celebrities tweeting messages celebrating
National Coming Out Day.
Tuesday's event urged gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender folks to come out to a friend, a co-worker
or a family member.
Twenty-nine-year-old singer Adam
Lambert used the occasion to tweet a political message to his more
than 1.2 million followers, “Wait … What? My gay friends & I
can be fired in 29 states #Just4BeingGay?” along with a link to gay
ally site Friendfactor.org.
“This is one of the many reasons kids
are being bullied: parents r setting examples of discrimination and
inequality. Starts w the grown ups,” he added moments later.
“It brings me much happiness to see
that National Coming Out Day is a trending topic,” openly gay
celebrity blogger Perez Hilton messaged. “Still thinking of you
#JameyRodemeyer. Love and light!”
Singers Lance Bass and Ricky Martin
were more to the point.
“Happy National Coming Out Day!”
“Happy #NationalComingOut Day
everyone! Peace!” Martin tweeted.
Others messaging on the topic included
actress Ana Gasteyer, talk show host Joy Behar, Vermont Governor
Peter Shumlin and actress-singer Martha Plimpton.