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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.