In 1997, 42 million people tuned in to watch the character Ellen Morgan and the actor Ellen DeGeneres come out in an episode of her sitcom. “The Puppy Episode” is full of jokes referencing the rumors that Ellen was gay and the expectations of the audience at home. The audience in the studio cheered wildly at every one.
This is like when a celebrity dies and you think, “I thought they died years ago.” Barry Manilow, master of the piano and the art of easy-listening, has finally admitted in public that he is gay. Manilow is 73.
Jack Falahee, who plays the ruthless, gay, and ruthlessly gay Connor Walsh on How To Get Away With Murder, was inspired by the election of Donald Trump to announce to the world he is decidedly...not gay. (His words!) He did this in an extended two-part tweet (of course) that was at least a little self-congratulatory…
While accepting a Trailblazer honor at Outfest’s Legacy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, Sean Hayes, best known for his portrayal of the endearingly effete Jack on Will & Grace, expressed regret for not having come out sooner. Hayes came out publicly in an Advocate profile in 2010, when he was 39—almost four years…
Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale keeps her personal life close to her chest, but recently announced that she is in a same-sex relationship. Counting Dugdale, the majority of Scotland’s major party leaders have come out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.
Gus Kenworthy, the 24-year-old Olympic skier who became every Jezebel employee’s imaginary boyfriend after adopting all those puppies in Sochi, came out as gay today. He made the announcement on Twitter Thursday morning, after which people shared their support, love, and, of course, unquenchable thirst.
Last week marked National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day, two important annual events for the LGBT community. As part of the celebration, Facebook’s Research and Data Science division published a report revealing more Americans are choosing to come out on Facebook than ever before.
A bodybuilder formerly known as Matt Kroczaleski has come out as transgender, and now goes by the name Janae Marie Kroc. The Daily News reports that—in addition to being a champion powerlifter, cancer survivor, and former U.S. Marine—Kroc takes Grade A selfies, which you can find on her Instagram account.
The trailer for Friends creator Marta Kauffman’s upcoming series Grace & Frankie was released today. The Netflix comedy stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose friendship evolves after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) come out and announce plans to marry each other. The 13-episode season…
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.
Connor Franta, a YouTube star with more than 3.6 million followers, came out as gay in a video posted for his fans.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…