Posts tagged "coming out"

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 IX for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

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. [Medical News

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

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 in

Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

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…

Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2013

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…

Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2013

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…

Julie Gerstein / March 15, 2013

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:…

Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2013

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…

Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2013

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…

Julie Gerstein / July 21, 2012

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2011

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”!

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

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…

Julie Gerstein / October 11, 2011

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…

Rachel White / March 25, 2011

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 i…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 2, 2010

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 parent…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

Is Anderson Cooper Coming Out Tonight?

Unvogue Magazine apparently exists and says that Anderson Cooper is totally going to show up at their Men’s Issue release party at Manhattan’s Sapphire Go-Go Lounge tonight, which they’ve playfully been referring to as “Anderson Cooper’s Big Fat Coming Out Party.” Though Anderson turned down an opportunity to host the event, he allegedly confirmed he…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2009

Fans React To Clay Aiken Coming Out

The biggest entertainment news to break this week is Clay Aiken’s revelation that he is indeed gay. This news really wasn’t surprising to me because my gaydar started beeping the second I first laid eyes on the former “American Idol” contestant. Since many of Clay’s fans didn’t have my intuition and have vehemently denied hi…

Annika Harris / September 24, 2008

Clay Aiken FINALLY Comes Out Of The Closet

Told. You. So. Claymates. [NYMag.com]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2008

Ellen Page Kinda, Sorta Comes Out On SNL

Did Ellen Page “come out” on Saturday Night Live? In this skit, the Juno star, who’s had gossip bloggers rumor-mongering about her sexuality for months, plays a straight girl who goes to a Melissa Etheridge concert and comes home overwhelmed with pro-female lust. But instead of ending the skit with a joke, a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 3, 2008