New & Noteworthy:

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.

Archives | Mentions:

Page 1 of 24123...1020...Last »

Gay teacher’s honesty inspires student to come out

Monday, July 27, 2015
Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.
The student wrote an extremely moving coming out letter, which you can read here. ...

Filed under: , ,

It’s still about Pride

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
“I stayed in the back of my closet until I saw that 300ft rainbow flag at the end of my first Pride Parade in 2002…”
I remember thinking I’d spend my life “living the lie” –– living a life that wasn’t mine. I remember believing I needed my family’s acceptance more than I needed to live my own life. ...

Filed under: , ,

Former Major League Soccer player Matt Hatzke comes out as gay

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Matt Hatzke
"I truly believed that I could never come out as gay while playing professional soccer. It was that year in MLS that I had reached my breaking point. My release from soccer put me on the path to coming out ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Pro wrestler ‘Money’ Matt Cage comes out as gay

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Matt Hullum (a.k.a. "Money" Matt Cage)
Pro wrestler "Money" Matt Cage has come out as gay, posting on Facebook that he has spent the majority of his "life lying, hiding and depressed" because he felt like he couldn't truly be who he wanted to be. ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg says in essay that he’s gay

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pete Buttigieg
The first-term Democratic mayor writes in an essay published Tuesday in the South Bend Tribune that he was well into adulthood “before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay.” ...

Filed under: , , ,

With school’s blessing, this valedictorian comes out as gay during graduation speech

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Emily Bruell, one of three valedictorians at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colo., holds up a sign identifying herself as gay during commencement on May 30, 2015. She received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale.
A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale. ...

Filed under: , , ,

Gay teen, valedictorian delivers coming out speech that was blocked by school

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Evan Young
A high school valedictorian who was barred from giving a graduation speech that revealed he is gay received another chance to deliver his message. Watch... ...

Filed under: , ,

School blocks speech by valedictorian who planned to come out as gay

Friday, May 29, 2015
Evan Young
A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists. ...

Filed under: , ,

Priest removed from Seton Hall breaks his silence, comes out publicly as gay

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Warren Hall was removed from his post at Seton Hall after he posted a Facebook message supporting the anti-bullying message of the NOH8 campaign. Now he opens up for the first time since his removal, coming out publicly as gay.
Warren Hall was removed from his post at Seton Hall after he posted a Facebook message supporting the NOH8 campaign. Now he opens up for the first time since his removal, coming out publicly as gay. ...

Filed under: , , ,

New Jersey high school wrestling state champ comes out on college recruiting trip

Monday, May 11, 2015
Alec Donovan
It was on a recruiting trip to Limestone College in South Carolina that Alec Donovan finally answered "the question." ...

Filed under: , ,

Page 1 of 24123...1020...Last »