Today is the Autumn Equinox, which means (for those of you that don't know) it's officially the first day of fall!!
Rather than lament that summer is gone, you should be looking forward to fall—especially as a queer person! There are SO MANY reasons why fall is literally the best time of year!!
1. The fashion
There’s nothing wrong with a good tank top, but wearing tanks every day gets a little...boring, don’t you think? During fall, you can spice up your wardrobe. Bust out some sweaters, jackets, jeans, skirts, and so much more.
2. You can go on the cutest damn dates
There are so many more cute dates ideas you can do in the fall. And while there’s obviously nothing inherently gay about apple picking, I swear to God, I felt like the biggest queer of my life when my last boyfriend and I went to an orchard last year. It was so cute and so much fun.
3. Halloween (aka "Gay Christmas")
Also known as "Gay Christmas," Halloween is a favorite day among the gays. It’s the one day of the year we can be as slutty and ridiculous as we want sans judgment. And God only knows how much we love to get all dressed up!
4. You can stop caring about having the perfect "beach bod"
Tired of feeling self-conscious? Does it seem like every other single gay guy has a six pack while you’re just like, a healthy, normal-looking dude? Fear no longer, because the Speedos and the abs are being put away. Drink all the PSLs you want without worrying about sugar and calories!
5. Cuddle weather
It’s too hot to cuddle in the summer. But in the fall, on those brisk October nights, you can cozy on up with your man or woman.
6. Your friends are back
Everyone is traveling during the summer, doing this and that. Come fall, all your friends are back in town for good, and you can resume hanging out as a crew again.
7. All the good TV series resume
So many shows go on a hiatus during the summer, but after Labor Day, they all return. Netflix has changed the game with this by releasing entire seasons of shows whenever they damn well please, but nevertheless, there are still a ton of great shows that start in the fall.
Okay, so I know this falls under the fashion category a little bit, but I feel like boots deserve their own separate reason. In the summer you can’t wear boots—it’s simply too hot. Now though, you can finally whip out those nice leather bad boys you’ve been hiding away in your closet for the past 14 weeks.