Empire: Jamal Lyon Comes Out, Gives the World a Show

Since Empire's debut, Jamal has been struggling with the decision to publicly come out, while Lucious has made it clear that he wants nothing to do with his son's quote-unquote "lifestyle." One of them got what they wanted in last night's episode. » 2/26/15 1:15pm 2/26/15 1:15pm

Son Comes Out to Homophobic Parents With Heartbreaking Results

Anyone who's ever had the experience of telling their family something difficult and possibly life-altering fears that the result will be complete and utter rejection, disconnecting them from the people they love and trust. Unfortunately, all too often that is exactly what happens. Especially when the difficult topic… » 8/28/14 5:40pm 8/28/14 5:40pm

This Guy's Coming Out Slam Poetry is Relatable, Hilarious, and Sweet

Steven Boyle's slam poetry entitled "I Hit Send, or Modern Meltdown" is an often hilarious, sometimes bittersweet, and eminently relatable piece of spoken word on the trials and tribulations of growing up queer and coming out as an adult. The performance was given at Penn State University. » 8/06/14 5:00pm 8/06/14 5:00pm

Mean Girls' Actor Comes Out in a Letter to His Character, Damian

Indiewire has just published a coming out letter by Daniel Franzese, the actor best known to the public as the "too gay to function" (but only Janis is allowed to say that) Damian. » 4/22/14 5:30pm 4/22/14 5:30pm

College Football Player and NFL Hopeful Says He Is Gay

Michael Sam, University of Missouri defensive lineman and the Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year, announced he is gay. The 24-year-old is expected to be taken in this year's upcoming draft, meaning Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. » 2/09/14 9:15pm 2/09/14 9:15pm

Robin Roberts Reveals She Is Gay In Facebook Post

Robin Roberts, Good Morning America anchor, publicly came out on Sunday, via a touching Facebook post thanking fans, family and her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, for their support during recent health battles. » 12/29/13 8:30pm 12/29/13 8:30pm

Nickelodeon Star Comes Out in Mega-Charming YouTube Video

Do you remember Fred, that super bizarro web series-turned-movie-turned short-lived Nickelodeon show? It's about a hyperactive teen named Fred Figglehorn—played and originated by Lucas Cruikshank—who runs around screaming and does weird stuff, much to the delight of children everywhere. When you watch it, you're like… » 8/21/13 10:30pm 8/21/13 10:30pm

High School Salutatorian Comes Out in Best Ever Graduation Speech

Last Thursday, a teenage boy came out for the first time. He didn't tell a friend or a family member first — instead, he informed his entire senior class in a speech at his high school graduation. » 6/10/13 10:00am 6/10/13 10:00am

George Takei Helps You Come Out to Your Family During the Holidays

For around $150, George Takei, Hero of the Internet, will help you come out to your entire family during Christmas dinner. I'm absolutely positive that this is worth every penny and then some. » 12/19/12 12:00am 12/19/12 12:00am

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Today in FINALLY, Anderson Cooper officially, publicly comes out via Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Beast. In a heartfelt letter, which he authorized Sullivan to post in full, Cooper details the reasons why he stayed quasi-closeted for so long (see: "safety in the field"; "business, not yours") and then explains his… » 7/02/12 12:00pm 7/02/12 12:00pm

Queen Latifah and the Case for Not Coming Out

Since it was announced that Queen Latifah will be headlining Long Beach Pride Weekend this month, various blogs have wondered whether this was a small, subtle step out of the closet for the entertainer. » 5/15/12 2:30pm 5/15/12 2:30pm

CNN Anchor Comes Out

One of CNN's news anchors has decided to come out, but it's not the one you're probably thinking of. In his upcoming memoir, Don Lemon, the network's weekend prime-time anchor, reveals that he's homosexual. » 5/16/11 10:10am 5/16/11 10:10am

Your Favorite New Kid On The Block Was Gay The Whole Time

Young women develop their ability to have crushes on boys years before they develop a gaydar to help discern upon which boys crushes would be fruitless. In the gap years lies the careers of Ricky Martin and Jonathan Knight. » 1/30/11 11:10am 1/30/11 11:10am

The Most Courageous Coming Out Speech You'll See This Year

Kayla is a senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. Last week, during an all-school assembly on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Kayla came out as a lesbian to her peers. Here is her courageous, inspiring speech. » 1/24/11 5:14pm 1/24/11 5:14pm

How I Came Out To My Evangelical Parents And You Can, Too

I was raised as an Evangelical Christian –- specifically, a straight Evangelical Christian, who was destined to be courted by similarly spiritual boys and marry one of them as soon as possible. » 1/21/11 11:00am 1/21/11 11:00am

National Coming Out Day Brings Courage And Sorrow

On National Coming Out Day, a sex blogger reveals her identity, a student tells his story, and others remember those who didn't make it. » 10/11/10 11:56am 10/11/10 11:56am

How Will Daytime Change Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Cooper has inked a deal to host a syndicated daytime talk show that's being billed as a possible Oprah replacement. What will this mean for daytime TV, and AC, who remains quiet about his private life? » 9/30/10 7:00pm 9/30/10 7:00pm

Advice Columnist Tells Gay Sorority Girl To Out Herself

What's the ethical thing to do when you're questioning your sexuality? According to one advice columnist, you should tell all your sorority sisters! Immediately! » 9/01/10 12:58pm 9/01/10 12:58pm

Chely Wright On Hiding Her Sexuality: "I Was Ready To Take My Own Life"

On the Today show this morning, country music star Chely Wright — who recently admitted that she's gay — talked about when she hit "rock bottom" and had a gun in her mouth. » 5/05/10 11:00am 5/05/10 11:00am