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Coming Out

Coming out (of the closet) is a reference for an LGBT person's disclosure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. LGBT people who have revealed, or no longer conceal, their sexual orientation and/or gender identity are considered “out,” i.e. openly gay, or openly LGBT.

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Study: Coming out at school leads to better outcomes for LGBT youth

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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LGBT teens who come out at high school have better mental health as young adults than those who aren't open with their fellow high school students, according to a new study. [...]

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Minnesota native who stars in hit Russian sitcom comes out as gay

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Odin Biron, the American-born star of the hit Russian sitcom "Interns," has come out as gay after four years on the show. [...]

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Broadway legend, Oscar winner Joel Grey comes out at 82

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Joel Grey reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and raised two children, but for decades, he kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight. Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks for the first time about his sexuality in an interview [...]

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Gay twins whose coming out video went viral, appear with dad on Ellen

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Popular YouTube vloggers, twins Austin and Aaron Rhodes (The Rhodes Bros.), whose emotional video of them coming out to their father has been viewed nearly 15 million times, were guests this week on the Ellen DeGeneres show. [...]

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Ireland health minister comes out as gay, is country’s first out government figure

Sunday, January 18, 2015
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The announcement by Leo Varadkar received widespread praise for its straightforward honesty. Analysts said his decision was likely to be viewed with hindsight as a landmark of social change in a country that, until 1993, outlawed homosexual acts. [...]

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Former ‘ex-gay poster boy,’ Exodus VP Randy Thomas comes out as gay

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Former anti-gay activist and conversion therapy proponent Randy Thomas, who once served as vice-president of the now defunct "ex-gay" therapy group Exodus International, has come out as gay. [...]

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Twins, YouTube vloggers come out to their father in emotional video

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Popular YouTube vloggers, twins Austin and Aaron Rhodes (The Rhodes Bros.), are kicking off 2015 by coming out as gay in an emotional new video in which they share the news with their father. [...]

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Michael Sam: The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL has no regrets

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2014. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do, although he'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him.
Michael Sam says the the reassuring hand of his partner Vito on his shoulder during the wait to get picked in the NFL draft affirmed his decision to reveal his sexual orientation to the nation. [...]

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YouTube personality Connor Franta comes out as gay

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Connor Franta, the YouTube personality with a following of over 3.6 million subscribers, has come out as gay in an emotional video posted on his channel. [...]

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Eric Radford: Olympic figure skater, medal-winning family man – and gay

Friday, December 5, 2014
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Figure skater Eric Radford, a member of the Canadian team that won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi this year, has come out as gay. [...]

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