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Coming Out of the Closet

Why Coming Out At Work Is Vital For You And Your Employer

Megan Evans | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Megan Evans

The sooner they know that I'm gay the better. As living a lie can take its toll, even if for a couple of days.

Gus Kenworthy: Coming Out Has Been 'The Highlight' Of My Year

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

When it comes to living authentically, Gus Kenworthy has no regrets. The Olympic freeskier came out as gay in the Nov. 9, 2015, issue of ESPN magazin...

Remembering My First Boyfriend

Weston Ashley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Weston Ashley

Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2016

Mythic Bridge | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Mythic Bridge

Imagine having a major realization about who you are and feeling like you can't share it with anyone, not even your best friend. Imagine having this r...

Colton Haynes Tears Up While Accepting LGBT Visibility Award

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor Colton Haynes broke down during an emotional speech Saturday while accepting the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Visibility Award for living an ...

Iconic '90s Band Helped This Couple Open Up About Their Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Queer Voices

A Polish gay couple repurposed Roxette’s new dance-pop single, “Some Other Summer,” as their coming out anthem and we can’t get enough of it. ...

3 Women Share The Moment They Found Out Their Husbands Are Gay

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.29.2016 | Fifty

The hit Netflix original series, “Grace and Frankie” tells the story of two decades-married women who find out their spouses are gay, with a healt...

Ask A Queer Chick: I’m Muslim And Gay. How Do I Come Out To My Homophobic Family?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Every month HuffPost Queer Voices partners with Fusion to share Lindsay King-Miller’s “Ask A Queer Chick” advice column. I’m 14 years old and ...

Family Shows Their Support For Lesbian Teen With A Coming Out Party

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

When Kinsey Ratzman came out as a lesbian to her family in June, she knew the moment would change her life. Still, the 17-year-old admitted to being ...

This Teen Just Made Magical Use Of Splash Mountain's On-Ride Camera

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

A California teen took to one of Disneyland's most beloved attractions to come out as gay to her family. Gina (who has asked her last name be withhel...

Singer Ryan Beatty Says He's 'Proud To Be A Raging Homosexual'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices

YouTube sensation and pop singer Ryan Beatty has opened up about his sexuality in a boldly-worded Instagram post. The 20-year-old declared himself a ...

Not In My Gay Bar: Asking LGBT Friends About Orlando

Sara Manning Peskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Sara Manning Peskin

This week's post written by my ever-articulate cousin, Joshua Manning. Certain spaces are transformative. Stepping foot in a holy city might feel li...

Coming Out In The Midst Of The Orlando Massacre

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 06.18.2016 | Queer Voices
DaShanne Stokes

Last year, as I talked about the Boy Scouts’ LGBT policy change on several television and radio programs, the one thing I didn’t talk about was fe...

Olympic Skater Comes Out In A Beautiful Instagram Photo

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Spanish Olympian Javier Raya has come out as gay by sharing an adorable photo of him kissing his boyfriend on Instagram. Alongside the May 23 image, ...

Coming Out of the Closet Is Now a Marketing Strategy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If there was true acceptance of gay culture in America, then Infiniti would show a proud dad driving his son and his son's boyfriend to their prom in an Infiniti. Or a father gifting an Infiniti to his son and his husband on their wedding day.

Rainbow Mormon Initiative

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

On June 5, 2016, a group of Mormons who are allies of their LGBT+ brothers and sisters will be launching an initiative to show their support and love by wearing rainbow ribbons to church (or wearing them on Sundays if they do not attend) and posting photos of themselves online.

Gay Twins Reveal How They Came Out... To One Another

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Last year, YouTube personalities Austin and Aaron Rhodes shot to viral fame when they filmed a video of themselves both coming out as gay to their fat...

After Coming Out, Six Yale Athletes Launch A Student Support Group

Cyd Zeigler | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Six LGBT athletes at Yale have come together to create a support group specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning athletes. The at...

Rihanna Taking Fan Love To A Whole New Level By Helping A Fan Come Out

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2016 | Queer Voices

We already love Rihanna for her epic music and overall badassery, but the performer just gave us one more reason to swoon over her. According to recen...

My Brother Just Came Out as Gay and Here's What I Learned

FlockU | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
FlockU

Today, I am often reminded of the struggles my brother must face on a day-to-day basis. I flinch when people say "that's gay" or "faggot", because I know sometimes, my brother has to hear someone say that, too.

New Documentary Uncovers The Open Secret of China's LGBT Community: Sham Marriages

Keay Nigel | Posted 03.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

Directed by Italian filmmaker Sophia Luvarà, Inside the Chinese Closet is a documentary that examines the rising phenomenon of fake straight marriages between LGBT men and women in China.

McDonald's Under Fire For Depicting Gay Man's Coming Out In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2016 | Queer Voices

A young man comes out to his dad in a new McDonald's McCafe ad airing in Taiwan by writing his secret on a coffee cup. But a less-than-happy meal ensu...

Seeing is Believing: Unlocking the Power of Senior LGBT Women in Business

Stephanie Sandberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Sandberg

The first time my lived version of professional success was staring me in the face, the penny finally dropped: I finally saw that an out LGBT woman could not only succeed, but thrive in a global corporation.

3 Reasons Why I Am Out of the Closet About My Recovery

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

I have been asked many times to explain why I have chosen to be so "out of the closet" and open about being a person in long-term recovery from a subs...

Why Gus Kenworthy Is Glad He Didn't Come Out At The Sochi Olympics

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

Gus Kenworthy was widely praised for opening up about his sexuality in an October ESPN Magazine cover story, but the 24-year-old Olympian had original...