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Coming Out as Gay

On the Straight and Narrow

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Tony Buchsbaum

Hamilton isn't the only theatrical revolution going on in New York. Another smaller revolution unfolds every night during a one-act, off-Broadway play called Straight. Written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, it's about a revolution of expectations.

This Man Beautifully Details His Journey From Straight To Gay

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 03.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Buchsbaum

After a course of events that forced me to ask hard questions about myself and my life, I realized I was interested in men. My love for Ellen didn't vanish, but now there was this curiosity. And more than curiosity, real interest.

Mom, I Always Knew You Were a Lesbian

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.

Here's What Happens When A Gay Entrepreneur Comes Out

Jonathan Li | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Li

Being a gay entrepreneur in the closet sucks. You fear that you may lose the biggest client after coming out. You feel uncomfortable about being yourself. You feel like hiding part of yourself.

Fashionably Late: A Lifeline For Older Men Coming Out

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.

What It's Like To Come Out Later In Life

Ken Solin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

When Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, it made me think about boomers coming out of whatever closet they've spent much of their lives in. Whether transgender, gay or lesbian, as a straight, male boomer I wanted to understand their experience, to know how it feels for someone to come out late in life.

Gay Man Recounts Coming Out to His Devout Muslim Father (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

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'Mom, I'm Gay, Own a Porn Company, and Am in a Polyamorous Relationship' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-03-07-1425698203-4045328-2015030514255850116228986BenjamineHeathsmall.jpgComing out once is hard enough. But for Benjamine Heath, he had to come out to his mother three times, once as gay, once as owning a porn company, and once as being in a polyamorous relationship.

Life Coach Zachary Koval Discusses Finding Personal Acceptance Through His Queerness

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Zachary Koval is a busy man: He's a personal trainer and life coach, primarily helping people with coming out or switching to a plant-based diet. We sat down to chat on a cold New York afternoon.

New Study Examines The Lifelong Impact Of Coming Out At A Young Age

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have better self esteem and less depression as y...

5 Fears About Coming Out Later In Life

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Call it a mid-life crisis or just finally coming to your senses. Either way, coming out late in life is confusin...

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

On Saturday night I was able to sit back and watch my team capture the Yonkers City Championship. It was our second title in the past four years, but the first tournament championship since coming out. The next day, a rare in-season off day, I was able to sit back and reflect.

Why You Should Care That Tim Cook and Michael Sam Are Gay

Danielle Ariano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Danielle Ariano

Have you heard the news that Apple CEO Tim Cook is gay? Are you thinking, "OK, was anybody asking?" or perhaps more pointedly, "Who gives a flying f***?"? Then this blog post is for you!

My Year Since Coming Out

Harry Cook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harry Cook

A year ago I was sitting at home in Australia, debating whether I should post my coming-out video. I had recorded the video in September and had let it collect dust on my desktop for almost two months. I was anxious about what would happen if I revealed this part of myself to the rest of the world. The tape was a reaction to one of the scariest moments of my career.

A Message to All Gay Professionals: Copy Tim Cook and Come Out for the Third Time

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barry Whyte

In my experience, gay people go through the process of coming out three times. First, they come out to themselves and their immediate friends. The second time is to their family and wider community. Finally, they come out in the workplace. But it shocks me how few gay people do the latter.

Should Young Gay Professionals Come Out Of The Closet At Work?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Out and proud financial guru Suze Orman dropped by HuffPost Live this week, where she offered her advice to young professionals who may be feeling the...

What I've Learned Since Coming Out

Fred Rosser (aka Darren Young) | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fred Rosser (aka Darren Young)

I feared being alienated when deciding to come out, but instead I felt welcomed. The overwhelming support from WWE, my fellow WWE Superstars and Divas, and my fans has been fantastic. This positive outpouring has eclipsed any negativity, and I only wish I had known that earlier.

Liberal, Well-Meaning Mom Blows It When Her Son Comes Out -- But Then She Feels Blessed

Susan Oren | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Susan Oren

Here was the ultimate mom test. Was I the real deal? At this crucial moment, probably the most important one of my life, my mind had shut down, and I'd lost my voice. I'd expected to perform much better. This had been a D-minus at best.

The Future Is Here: Mom Asks Son to Wait Till Commercial to Come Out (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

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Singer-Songwriter Nick Deutsch Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What does it mean to truly be out of the closet? Though singer-songwriter Nick Deutsch says he's been out as gay since before he entered high schoo...

Coming Out Again!

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Blake Skjellerup

Upon coming out publicly in May 2010, I thought that that would be last time I would ever have to come out. Boy, was I wrong. Since then I have had to come out again and again. But last week I found myself in a coming-out situation that I had never experienced before, and I wasn't sure what to do.

'You Must Come Out': How Harvey Milk's Challenge Resonates With Gay Christians Today

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Knapp

I think about Harvey's impassioned plea quite often. It whispers in my brain with both inspiration and reservation -- inspiration because, as an out woman, I have experienced what only coming out will teach you, and reservation because, as a Christian, I also know that coming out and purging all secrets can be a dangerous, painful prospect.

Young Woman Recounts Coming Out to Her 90-Year-Old Grandpa (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-10-10-20141010AbbyFinksmall.jpgAbby took her girlfriend home to Minneapolis over Labor Day weekend, and, at the insistence of her father, her girlfriend joined them for the family lunch with Grandpa. After an awkward beginning, with Grandpa not knowing who Abby's surprise guest was, Abby's dad stepped in and began the conversation.

LOOK: Queer People Reveal Their Poignant And Profound Coming Out Stories

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated on Oct. 11, 1988, exactly one year after the historic March On Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. ...

Here's What Happens When A Spouse Who Identified As Straight Comes Out As LGBT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With celebrities and other public figures speaking freely about their sexuality in subtle and understated ways, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual a...