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It Honestly Does Get Better

Marion Leary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

From 1983-1991, my twin sister and I were relegated to a Catholic elementary school. For us, this felt like a fate worse than death...obviously it was...

What Is the Big Deal With Coming Out as Queer?

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

Every single millennial coming out as Queer who possesses a lackadaisical who cares attitude can do so because of the courage, bravery and tenacity of previous generations of the LGBTQ community, the OG's.

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay 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 ...

Remembering Paris: How the City of Light Gave Me the Courage to Come Out

Michael Lambert | Posted 11.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

I came out to my mother in a hotel room overlooking the Louvre. We were yelling at each other about nothing in particular from either side of the lavish room -- exhaustion getting the better of both of us. "Oh, yeah!" I said. "Well guess what, Mom? I'm gay."

Passion Pit Frontman Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.10.2015 | Gay 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 ...

Coming Out: A Parents Guide to Supporting Your Gay Teen

John Sovec | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
John Sovec

"Mom, Dad, I'm gay!" Your brave, wonderful, beautiful child has spoken the words out loud that somewhere in the back of your mind you already suspected. This moment of honesty is the beginning of a journey that can be challenging for both you and your child.

Ellen DeGeneres Explains Why 'I'm Gay' Is Such A 'Scary' Thing To Say Out Loud

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.04.2015 | OWN

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On Coming Out to Someone Who Won't Remember

Aletta Brady | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Aletta Brady

He placed his hand on my thigh and looked at me. "I have no qualms with that. I just know that God is preparing someone who sees just how incredible and beautiful you are." When I told him that I was heading home he didn't remember who I was or how long I had been there.

A Black Gay Man's Journey to Self Acceptance

Nhojj | Posted 11.02.2015 | Gay Voices

I am a gay man. I proclaim it for all who couldn't proclaim it. I proclaim it for all who can't yet proclaim it. I proclaim it because it is part of who I am, and like being a man and being black, it is something to celebrate and be proud of.

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices

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The Journey That Lead to an Unexpected Destination

Mitchell Anderson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mitchell Anderson

I marched. I raised money. I got political. And my life became more meaningful. The desire for communication and connection that lead me into show business began to lead me away from it.

Here's What Happens When A Gay Entrepreneur Comes Out

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay 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 10.27.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Matt Damon Is Right On Coming Out In Hollywood, But Not For the Reason You Think

The Daily Dot | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

Damon once said that gay actors needed to stay inside the closet if they wanted to succeed. He pointed to Rupert Everett as an example of someone who had, in effect, screwed things up for himself by being an out gay actor. But what really transpired?

Why It Matters That Gus Kenworthy Came Out

Chris French | Posted 10.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris French

When you grow up gay in this part of America, where LGBT people are essentially invisible, just one hero can change your life.

Ellen DeGeneres Reveals The One Side Effect Of Coming Out She Never Expected

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.24.2015 | OWN

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Join Basic Rights Oregon for IGNITE -- a Gala Celebration of LGBTQ Progress

Buster Ross | Posted 10.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

The Gala this year promises to be the best yet. Founded in 1996, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) is Oregon's main political advocacy and education organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Future of LGBTQ America? Canada.

Nate Warden | Posted 10.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Nate Warden

This is a piece about the future of America, specifically its LGBTQ population. I referenced the Canadian election because it is topically relevant, but also a greater proxy for the Canadian moral compass and the ease with which it rights itself.

The 10 Stages of Coming Out to My Conservative Chinese Father

Keay Nigel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Keay Nigel

For a moment after I finished, I felt this sense of confidence rising inside of me. I presumed that my father was going to say, 'OK, fine,' and then just accept the situation like it was no big deal. But when he finally spoke his mind, I realized that I wasn't ready for what was to come.

Cultivating Dialog With Your Child About Disability

Lee Lee | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

An important part of being an ally for your child and the disability community is accepting that you don't know everything about disability, which I find very comforting. I don't need to have all the answers, I just need to be respectful, curious and willing to learn.

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

Raina Bowe | Posted 10.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

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 10.16.2015 | Gay 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...

Coming Out Advice From Two Straight Guys

Nate Warden | Posted 10.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Nate Warden

Many gay and bisexual men struggle to come out to their closest male companions not only because they fear rejection, but even more so because they fear the reaction to the lie they have been telling.

Kicked Out of the Closet: How Two Letters Changed My Life

Clint Carlisle | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Clint Carlisle

The letters set out to incite hatred, judgment and division within my family, but thankfully the exact opposite has occurred.

YouTube Star Trevor Moran Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay 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, ...