YouTuber and Netflix series ‘Haters Back Off’ star Colleen Ballinger sat down with her best friend Kory DeSoto to remember the night he came out to her.
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29-year-old ‘Heroes’ actor Thomas Dekker just came out as gay in an emotional essay posted on Twitter Thursday evening after being outed by Bryan Fuller.
Shepard Smith recently opened up about coming out as gay while working at the “craziest conservative network on Earth” Fox News
Shawn Barber, Olympic pole vaulter and reigning world champion came out publicly as gay on his Facebook early Monday morning
Sometimes people worry whether it’s too late for them to come out — but Patricia Davies joined the British Army in 1945, and came out as trans last year
When asked to write an essay about a debatable topic, Evan Gant chose the topic of gay rights after his sister Juliana Gant came out as gay
Considered to be the highest-profile European racing driver to come out so far, British professional race car driver Danny Watts just came out as gay
It’s been hinted at and joked about since the series’ beginning, but Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ has finally come out of the closet
Hanne Gaby Odiele, the Belgian fashion model is intersex—and she wants to speak out against medical procedures that aim to “repair” intersex children
A recent survey among football (soccer) fans in the UK shows increasing gay tolerance, with 82% of fans saying they’d be comfortable with openly gay players
Konni Burton is doing her Tea Party proud; she just introduced a dangerous, stupid bill requiring schools to out queer kids to their parents—even if it’s not safe
Around the World: Malta Bans Conversion Therapy, Greece Disallows LGBT Discrimination, China Now More Tolerant Than Ever
The tiny European country of Malta has just one-upped the United States by banning ex-gay conversion “therapy” — and becoming the first country in Europe to do so! Good job!
Coming out: it’s one of the most difficult decisions LGBTQ people have to face. For some, it means having an uncomfortable conversation. For others, it can mean risking absolutely everything. Either way, it’s never easy.
No one can tell you when the time is right for you to come out. But when you’re ready, and in a safe space with the right support network around you, coming out is one of the most powerful things you can do to help yourself and inspire others around you who are still unsure about leaving the closet. From athletes who put their careers on the line for the sake of being true to who they are, to awkward accidental outings, coming out stories might make us laugh, cry or cringe, but they always remind us that we’re never alone. Here are a few of our favorite coming out stories: