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YouTube Star BryanStars Comes Out As Gay In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home

Bryan Odell, better known as BryanStars, came out as gay on Saturday in an emotional 10-minute YouTube video. A visibly nervous Odell, who has over 70...

Facing A Mixed-Orientation Marriage With Gratitude And Hope

Rick Clemons | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Rick Clemons

Whether it's a man or a woman hiding their secret, at some point, the pain of pretending to be someone they're not becomes greater than the transparent truth of living and being who they're meant to be.

Country Stars Offer Support For Cody Alan After Coming Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home

Country music chimed in on Twitter Thursday to voice support for CMT personality Cody Alan after he publicly came out as gay. Alan shared the news wit...

Incoming Trump Administration Causes Spike In Mixed Orientation Marriages

Rick Clemons | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
Rick Clemons

For all the broken and unbroken promises that surround the incoming Trump administration - trade agreements, tax changes, keeping jobs at home, immigr...

Where the Hell is My Roadmap?

Jessica Kahan | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Jessica Kahan

It's been 63 days since I made the choice to make my sexuality public. 63 days of waiting for the welcoming committee, the bi-big sis or the gay genie...

Virtual Care Package Is Perfect Thing For Parents Of Newly Out LGBTQ Kids

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home

Parents of LGBTQ kids now have a valuable resource intended to help friends and family members of queer people with the coming out process. The “Com...

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

Megan Evans | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
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.

My First Time Sleeping -- And Falling In Love -- With Another Woman

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home

Sometimes, the path to falling in love takes a beautiful, wholly unexpected turn. In the Glamour magazine video above, a woman named Lindsey discusses...

As Gay Dads, We're Raising A Son Accepting Of Himself And Others

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

All our life we just wanted to fit in and be "normal," and I feel that if Milo came to us in the future and said he is gay, trans or even straight (could you imagine?!) we would be 100 per cent supportive of him. Parents still have a hard time accepting their children for who they are.

Q&A with Suresh Raj: Why it's important to be a visible LGBT champion

Jennifer Risi | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home
Jennifer Risi

Today the Financial Times announced the annual 2016 OUTstanding Top 100, which celebrates the world's leading LGBT senior executives. I'm incredibly p...

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home

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...

All Of The Things I Am

Jessica Kahan | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Jessica Kahan

The me who tells my daughters they can be anything feels like a fraud. The ally in me feels like a half truth. The woman in me feels oppressed and afraid and very small without my authentic voice.

Remembering My First Boyfriend

Weston Ashley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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...

What 'National Coming Out Day' Meant To Me As A Closeted Catholic Priest.

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Fr. Gary M. Meier

The first time I can remember hearing about the National Coming Out Day was in 2005 or 2006. I’m not sure what brought it to my attention, but I can...

Honoring National Coming Out Day

Peter C. Frank | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
Peter C. Frank

Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day in the United States. Today, we also celebrate World Mental Health Day. My story touches upon both celebra...

Reflections on National Coming Out Day

Seamus Kirst | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
Seamus Kirst

“When did you come out?” I am often asked by friends – mostly who are straight. How do you even begin to answer that? Coming out isn’t a momen...

I'm Running The L.A. Marathon For Anyone Who Struggles With Their Identity

Chris Tompkins | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Chris Tompkins

My aunt used to tell me, "You're going to move to Mexico and fall and love with a beautiful Mexican woman and never come back." Well, part of that is true. I did fall in love, but it wasn't with a beautiful Mexican woman.

I’m So Glad My Husband Told Me She Was A Woman

The Establishment | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
The Establishment

The following is a companion piece by the wife of Emily Crose, who wrote “When I Told My Wife I Was Transgender, Our Whole Marriage Had To Change....

"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Says She's In Love With Her Female Best Friend

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert revealed in a Facebook post Wednesday that she is in love with, and committed to, her best female friend, Ray...

Beyond Family Rejection: Poverty And Instability In The Lives Of LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Brandon Andrew Robinson

"And you know how people say a mother's love is unconditional? When I was 12, I figured out that my mother's love was conditional."

Coming Out To Care: The Fear Of Coming Out As A Queer Cripple When You Need Care

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I think that every queer person knows the feeling of the act of “coming out” all too well. We have all felt that tinge of anticipation mixed with...

Colton Haynes Tears Up While Accepting LGBT Visibility Award

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home

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 | Home

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. ...

When I Told My Wife I Was Transgender, Our Whole Marriage Had To Change

The Establishment | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
The Establishment

Every good story begins with a dream. Rocky wanted to be a boxer, Luke wanted to be a Jedi, Dorothy wanted to get back to Kansas. And me? I wanted to ...