It’s Thanksgiving Day and while some of us are celebrating with our chosen families, others are headed home for the holiday and dealing with that most dreaded of holiday traditions… the extended family (especially the Trump supporters).
The bright side is that many of us get to fill one of the archetypes of Thanksgiving – the gay cousin. And, of course, we have to do it with style and aplomb.
While there are contrary jokes aplenty about “the turkey won’t be the only one getting stuffed” and “the worst holiday for tops,” family is what has social media cracking up – and we have some of the best.
ugh i am so tired of being the gay cousin like can somebody else in my family plz be gay so i have somebody to make disgusted faces at when the conversation turns to trump at the thanksgiving table
— not britt keller (@brittanyrkeller) November 24, 2019
Appropriate responses to the “why are u still gay?” questions at Thanksgiving:
Because my subscription is still active & I paid good money for it.
Because I continue to rub Bengay over my heart.
I was bitten by a gay spider, so w/ great power comes great [gay] responsibility.
— Krystal🇸🇻🇬🇹 (@K_Rawrr) November 24, 2019
my gameplan to be the peak Gay Cousin at thanksgiving this year includes out dressing everyone and bringing up wealth distribution and mistreatment of the indigenous people within 15 minutes of arriving, any other ideas while i’m brainstorming?
— allie (@allie_rath) November 26, 2019
with thanksgiving coming up i thought i would share this gem from two years ago. just a gay with their republican aunt pic.twitter.com/4E1xvU7mmz
— Zach Morris✨ (@zachmorris2002) November 25, 2019
Conversation ideas for thanksgiving with my conservative Christian brother:
-gender is a spectrum
-the Bible never specifies that Jesus WASN’T gay so we can’t be sure
-what pornography everyone’s been watching
— cat gurl (@sadbutcute69) November 26, 2019
moody gay cousins at the holiday table… our time approaches 👥👤👥👤👥👤👥
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) November 21, 2019
Can’t wait to make my sister’s homophobic in-laws super uncomfortable during Thanksgiving by being Very Gay and Very Loud about it.
— king boo (@pikachiminie) November 26, 2019
A younger cousin is giving me a subtle gay/bi vibe I'm so excited omg omg omg high-key want to drop hints that she can come out to me but high-key also don't want to be insensitive or go overboard AAAAAA
— Gā (@manicuredtalons) November 25, 2019
I was thinking "what if my cousins have a problem with me being gay"
And then I thought fuck them, they're not the ones who pay for my shit. I might've grown up with them but I owe them nothing
— Annie is moonwalk(ing) 🌱 🌈 (@SenpaiJecho) November 26, 2019
forgot gay cousin! https://t.co/pfRGhxPuNv
— Tom and Jerry Enthusiast (@captainbrenbren) November 26, 2019