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Dear Closeted Football Player(s): We Got You

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

As a gay sports fan, I have a simple message for any athlete who is ready to come out: We got you. I hope you are listening, because the LGBT sports-loving community has been waiting for this for a long time and we are ready to battle for you.

Cardinal O'Brien And The Vatican: Sex, Power And The Corruption Of The Closet

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While many people are forced to be remain closeted in a still often homophobic society, the closet nonetheless should never be seen as a healthy place. It suffocates its occupants and, when combined with power, has them victimizing many others.

Ed Koch And The Corruption Of The Gay Closet

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At this very moment there are closeted gay politicians in Washington and across the country voting against gay rights in part to cover for themselves, driven by personal ambition. They are dangerous individuals.

What Jodie Foster's Coming Out Means In 2013

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Whatever you thought of last night, you'd have to agree that it was another indication of how it's becoming harder and harder for anyone in public life to have any real credibility and still be living in the closet.

Back In The Closet For World Peace

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

To begin, I can help bring about world peace by dumping my partner of 17 years. You see, we are both men (we are gay!), and homosexuality makes many people angry and uncomfortable. If my partner and I are no longer a couple, then there is no chance of making anyone upset.

The New Gay Celebrity Coming Out: 'I've Never Been In'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Chalk it up to progress that some celebrities are now embarrassed to be thought of as having been in the closet, which increasingly seems like a relic from the last century (even as it still endures mightily).

Criminalize The Closet!

Marten Weber | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Fraud is harmful, even if no link to a specific victim can be established. In a way, the closet is like tax evasion. Tax evaders balance the negative impact to themselves (paying taxes) with the legal requirement to contribute to society. The man or woman in the closet does the same.

Confessions Of A 'Beard' Twice Over

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Over the last few years I have dated two closeted gay men, without realizing it at first. When they stopped dating me, I was really upset. I spent weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with me, what I could've done differently. But it wasn't me.