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Coming Out of the Closet

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...

Here Are 8 Of The Most Inspiring LGBT Instagram Stories Of 2015

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

There's no question that Instagram has evolved beyond a place to share a snapshot of your exotic vacation, adorable kitten or epic restaurant meal. Th...

Coming Out as Christian

Ethan Falleur | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ethan Falleur

My Christianity is not a symptom of internalized homophobia. My faith and sexuality can exist in the same mind and body without one rejecting the other.

Coming Out of the Infertility Closet to HAVEABABY

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

The fertile public at large may not know it, but there's something called "The Infertility Closet." It's where one in eight people choose to either ...

'Modern Family' Star Confirms He's Gay In A Totally Nonchalant Way

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

"Modern Family" actor Reid Ewing opened up about his struggles with body dysmorphia in a blog for HuffPost Healthy Living last week. The 27-year-old ...

Passion Pit Frontman Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The lead singer for popular indietronica band Passion Pit has come out as gay. As reported by SPIN, frontman Michael Angelakos shared the revelation ...

Transgender Woman Comes Out To Her Mom With Dementia '100 Times A Year'

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

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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.

Teen Football Star Reveals His Coming Out Struggle

OutSports | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Student body president. Recruited football player. Loads of friends. Caring family. Miserable. Coping with suicidal thoughts. That was me in high sch...

Coming Out of the Closet: When Do You Know and When Do You Go?

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

It seems to reinforce the idea that the age at which people start to understand their sexual orientation really can happen at any time. Basically, anytime is a normal time.

Americans Are Coming Out On Facebook In Record Numbers And It's Fantastic

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

At least when it comes to social media, Americans are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in record numbers.  In honor of...

YouTube Star Trevor Moran Comes Out

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

Social media star and former "X-Factor" hopeful Trevor Moran has come out as gay.  Moran, 17, released a music video for his new song, ...

Andy Cohen Shares His Coming Out Story

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

Andy Cohen marked National Coming Out Day by interviewing his parents, Ev and Lou, on SiriusXM's "Andy Radio" this weekend. On the deb...

Michael Sam Believes He'd Be In The NFL Now If He Hadn't Come Out

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

Michael Sam believes he'd be playing in the NFL right now if he hadn't come out as gay when he did. Sam, 25, told sportscaster Dan Patr...

Princeton Football Player Comes Out Just Days Before Kickoff

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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LGBT People Reveal The ONE Thing They Wish They'd Known Before Coming Out

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

  For many, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is still a significant and challenging rite-of-passage. Of course, identi...

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.

WATCH: 5 LGBT Celebrities Share Their Coming-Out Stories

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The process of coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or any other non-heteronormative sexual identity can be both daunting and cathartic. Even after mu...

13 Vloggers Who Perfected The Art Of Coming Out On YouTube

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

 Coming out. We all know what that phrase means. We don’t wonder if someone is “coming out of the bathroom” or if a debutante ...

Is It Okay to Out Someone?

James Owens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Owens

Over the course of my life I have come across a number of closet cases, each with their own range of reasons for hiding their true self; every excuse becoming more and more absurd with every step toward equality. Come on people, it's 2015!

Why Ian McKellen Says Using Facebook Is Like Coming Out Of The Closet

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One big difference between Ian McKellen and his "Mr. Holmes" co-star Laura Linney is that while Linney doesn't use social media, McKellen has develope...

B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Curtis M. Wong

A Look At Ethics Of Gay Sex Games, Power Play On The NYC Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Playwright David Rhodes hopes "Consent," his new off-Broadway drama, sheds light on intimate aspects of gay relationships that have yet to be explored...

Underwear Models Share Their Coming Out Stories... In Their Underwear

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Pride month is already here. In recognition of Queer Pride 2015, underwear designer Andrew Christian sat do...