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

Congrats, Ellen!

“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 in February.

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that’s set to air on her show later this month, Page said, “It’s so nice to have people come up to me and tell me their story or, you know, say, ‘Hey, I’m closeted. Can you give me advice?’ Those are really beautiful moments to get to share with people.”

It wasn’t until after her announcement that Page realized just how much tension and exhaustion she’d been feeling while keeping her sexuality a secret. Even DeGeneres tells her how much more relaxed she seems. Watching the two Ellens talk about their shared experience of coming out in the midst of a high-profile career is about as warm and fuzzy as it gets. Excuse me while I tear up at my desk! [People]

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

a mothers amazing letter to her gay son makes us feel all the feelsEarlier 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 posted the letter and it immediately went viral, which blew Zach and his family away. “When I came out last week, I never expected this much support,” he wrote on the Facebook wall of the NoH8 campaign. “I knew my mom would be fine with it, but I never expected this letter and I never expected this many people to spread it around. This means so much.” [NoH8 Campaign]

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

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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 that he was gay, and even makes a total dad “out” joke. If you don’t smile or tear up a little at this, well, maybe you’re a little dead inside. [FCKH8]

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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: Keep reading »

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

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“[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 that, who would have been transparent in that way.”

– R&B singer Frank Ocean, on coming out at age 24. [The Guardian]

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