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Bella Thorne Comes Out As Bisexual By Posting Photos Kissing Her Brother’s Ex

Thorne recently broke up with her boyfriend, actor Gregg Sulkin, so she can kiss whoever she wants, but the girl she chose happens to be her brothers ex-girlfriend, Bella Pendergast. More »


Smithers Finally Comes Out As Gay In Episode Of ‘The Simpsons’, Inspired By Writer’s Gay Son

Smithers’s sexuality has been an open secret on The Simpsons for a long time. The character is Mr. Burns’s assistant and has been in love with his boss since the beginning. Voiced by Harry Shearer, Smithers has had many episodes showing him fantasizing about being coupled with Mr. Burns and other obvious “hints.”

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Coming Out Forever and Ever

Coming out of the closet is like having a gay bat mitzvah. It’s a rite of passage during an awkward era of your life full of questionable fashion choices and uncomfortable self-discovery until you say some things in front of a bunch of people and suddenly find yourself with a new status in society.
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Taiwanese McDonald’s Is Boycotted After Ad of Son Coming Out to His Dad Is Released

A new McDonald’s commercial in Taiwan called “Acceptance” has rocked some homophobic customers who can’t handle the sweet message of a young man coming out as gay to his father inside of a McDonald’s McCafe.

The young man writes on a McCafe cup “I like boys” after which his father slams his fist… More »


Sorry, Coming Out As Christian Is Not The Same As Coming Out As Gay

Buzzfeed contributor Katherine Myers wrote a personal essay that probably didn’t need to be written.

My response will be small, it will just be to tell you to STFU because being Christian in a “non-religious” area like the educated Northeast elite is NOT the same as coming out as gay anywhere else. No… More »


Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title… More »


Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian]
A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with you aren’t “activist” judges. [Vox]
A new study shows that there are long-term health benefits for LGBT youth who come out during high school. More »


Ellen Page Gets Emotional About How Much Happier She Is Since Coming Out

“I knew I would be a happier person … I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel in every aspect of my life. Just an ease and a comfort. And it’s really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift. It was pretty much overnight, too,” Ellen Page said about coming out inMore »


A Mother’s Amazing Letter To Her Gay Son Makes Us Feel All The Feelings

Earlier this week, teenager Zach Gibson came out as gay on Facebook. His mother found out about her son’s sexual orientation through the social networking site and penned the touching letter above, noting that she loved him very much, but he really needed to do something about those empty soda bottles (they attract ants!). Zach… More »


Raven-Symone Comes Out On Twitter

Raven-Symoné seeming came out publicly on Twitter today, tweeting, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you!” She also retweeted a follower who wrote. “She been out, momma just didn’t have time for bullshit.” Raven’s a little late to the party on that one, but whatevs. The actress is reportedly dating… More »


It’s Time To Cry: Father Of Gay Son Writes A Pre-Emptive Letter On His Coming Out

A dad overheard his son talking on the phone about coming out to his parents, and decided to write a pre-emptive letter to his kid, letting him know that he and the entire family supported him no matter what. The letter details that his father knew from the time his son Nate was very young… More »


Girl Comes Out To Parents With An “I’m Gay!” Cake (Update!)

Any difficult conversation is made easier with cake, and in this picture that I’ve seen floating around the Interwebs, a girl named Laurel comes out to her mom and dad via baked goods. (Although cupcakes probably would have been gayer. C’mon, Laurel.)

Read her note after the jump: … More »


What We Can All Learn From Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech

By now, you’ve probably watched or at least, heard about Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s Golden Globes. Today, the internet is a abuzz with reactions to her “coming out” speech. Foster dropped the declaration that we’ve all been waiting for:
“I’m just going to put it… More »


Frank Ocean Says Coming Out Was A “Boulder” Off His Chest

“[Coming out] was about my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where … I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest. … I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like… More »


Zachary Quinto Comes Out As Gay

“When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself — I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an ‘It Gets Better’ video only months before taking his own life — I felt indescribable despair. … In light of Jamey’s death — it became clear to me in an instant… More »


14 Celebrity Coming Out Stories

Happy Coming Out Day, everyone. We are sending lots of love to our gay, lesbian, trans, bi, and queer readers! In the spirit of acceptance, we’ve rounded up 14 inspiring coming-out tales from 14 gay and lesbian celebs. And here’s hoping anyone’s impending coming-out is more “Monster Ball” than “Westboro Baptist Church”! … More »


Coming Out Goes Public On “Coming Out”

Tonight, in honor of National Coming Day, MTV is running a one hour documentary special, titled simply “Coming Out.” It follows several people as they come out to their friends and family — and shares both the good and bad reactions these kids face. In the trailer clip, above, college student Nevin makes the difficult… More »


Girl Talk: My First Chat Room Girl Friend Became My First IRL Girlfriend

I’d stay up until 3 or 4 a.m. the room lit with a pink glow, filled with the sound of fingers tapping on a keyboard. I was 16 when I joined Girlpunk.net. This all-girl forum quickly became a window out of my small town. It made me feel like the life I wanted was possible—punk… More »


Ricky Martin Says Coming Out Wasn’t Easy

“I couldn’t take it anymore. It was too painful. But I guess the most important thing is my children. … When I was holding them in my arms I was like, ‘What, am I gonna teach them how to lie?’ … When I realized, ‘Okay, I just pressed send,’ whoo—I was alone. I was in… More »


11 Years Old And Out Of The Closet: The Trouble With Gay Middle Schoolers

We’re not just the first generation to elect a black president—some say we’re also the first generation in which gay teenagers feel safe coming out to their parents and classmates. In Sunday’s New York Times Magazine cover story, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis chronicled how adolescents are so much more confident telling their friends, families and parents… More »


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