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Taylor Schilling and Carrie Brownstein: Friends?

Sue Carswell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Carswell

I know what it's like to be outed. I was outed by the newspaper of record, The New York Times, specifically by Bob Morris in the Style section. When I...

Let's Get Some Things Straight About Aaron Schock

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The media treated longstanding questions about Schock's sexual orientation and how it relates to his anti-gay voting record differently from questions about his official spending and how it relates to his fiscally conservative positions, holding these kinds of alleged hypocrisy to different standards.

Aaron Schock and the Closets of Downton Abbey

Matt Baume | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

When I talk about Schock's "closet," I mean the system of keeping LGBTs down by intimidating and disadvantaging them. Laws like those Schock supported are designed to oppress gays and lesbians, and they send a clear message: Sure, go ahead and be openly gay; just remember that you could lose your job, your home, your safety, or your life.

Deal Breaker No. 1: Why I'll Never Again Date a Guy Who's in the Closet

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I fell in love with a boy who had to sneak out of his house to see me. I say "boy" not because we were teenagers breaking curfew. Shane and I were grown men, consenting adults who had been seeing each other for several months. We had everything: chemistry, passion, heat. But only when we got behind closed doors.

Is "Coming Out" All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Michael Solis | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

I nearly shook my computer to death upon reading Noah Michelson's article on Jonathan Bennet, which advocates for the obligatory "coming out" among in...

Yes, It Does Matter If Jonathan Bennett Is Gay And Out of the Closet or Not, And Here's Why

Noah Michelson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

This has nothing to do with privacy. I'm so tired of people blabbering on about how we need to respect people's privacy. Sexuality shouldn't be a private matter. It certainly isn't for straight people.

OutWeek: How Queers Started a Revolution in Journalism 25 Years Ago

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Twenty-five years ago this month a revolution in journalism was born in New York. It was called OutWeek magazine, and though it only lasted two years and may not be well-known today, it had a major impact on journalism and certainly how queer issues would be covered.

Leadership femminile e harassement: è l'ora di fare outing e cambiare le cose

Federiga Bindi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Italy
Federiga Bindi

Oggi, sull'onda dello sconcerto per gli attacchi al Presidente Boldrini, il momento è propizio. Trasformiamo lo sdegno in legislazione. C'e' bisogno di una legislazione che tuteli le vittime di harassment sessuale o morale. Cambiare si può, ma dipende soprattutto da noi e dal nostro coraggio di alzarci in piedi e combattere contro un sistema e degli usi che ormai non sono più sostenibili.

Dr. Vanderbilt: The Business of Outing and the Making of a Public Citizen

Dale Cooper | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dale Cooper

When someone is writing a piece outing another as transgender, and when someone who reviews that content sees it come across their desk, there are moral issues that must be considered, just as there would be when writing about any member of a population that faces discrimination.

Speculation as Sport: Rumors, Gossip and Outing in the Sports World

Wade Davis II | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Wade Davis II

I have been distraught sitting back watching athletes answer unnecessary and inappropriate questions around their sexuality due to our lack of true compassion, dignity and love for all. We now exist in a society where our own obsession with others trumps respect for others' personal lives.

WATCH: Blogger Recalls Being Outed On Facebook

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Bobbie Duncan was accidentally outed on Facebook in college, she battled depression, family problems and even attempted suicide. She joined HuffP...

What Hypocrisy?

Maurice Tracy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

The shame is not that Aaron Schock may possibly be gay. The shame is not even that one like Schock may wish to remain private, nor is it that he lied. The shame is that the 'closeted' politician sits in Washington and actively votes against his gay brothers and sisters.

Why I Hate 'Outing' and How It Lets Aaron Schock Off the Hook

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It was Time magazine that dreamed up the word "outing" back in 1990. Specifically, it was now-deceased William Henry III, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic, who coined the term to define what he saw as a terrible invasion of privacy against even the most vile and homophobic closeted public figures by gay activists and gay journalists, and, most pointedly, by me.

17 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors Or Sex Scandals

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

When journalist Itay Hod took to Facebook last week and insinuated Republican Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) is gay, he reignited a complex and preca...

Is It OK to Out Someone?

Allison Hope | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I'll sit here and yell aloud in my living room for any number of celebrities that I'm sure are gay to come out. But as a responsible journalist, I won't publish evidence that doesn't fully add up about someone's personal identity no matter how vile they might be.

And Then the Summer Ended...

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

There were the in-between moments, too, the turning points, the long hours posted up at the airport during delays, the lesson learned that it's more about the journey than the destination. Backpacking in Sequoia really brought that point home.

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.

Why Canonize Sally Ride as a Gay Hero?

Sandip Roy | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Sandip Roy

Who knows if Sally Ride thought of herself as lesbian or bisexual? Or what she felt about the debate around same-sex marriage?

Glee and the Consequences of Outing

Asher Huey | Posted 01.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

I was incredibly mad at Finn and Glee for treating outing so flippantly, to the point that mid-episode I tweeted my frustration. But perhaps I was too quick to tap, as toward the end of the episode they revisit the central question with verve.

Let's Face It -- Homophobia Is So Gay

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

To protect their "dirty" secret, these scoundrels are inciting persecution and passing discriminatory laws that lead to many forms of suicide: career, social, financial, emotional, spiritual, and actual.

Gay & Lesbian Manners: Is Outing Closeted Legislators Unethical?

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

Manners usually takes up on the side of privacy, but when hypocrisy is at play, truthfulness and honesty are our more important companions in our struggle for fairness and equality.

Is Outing Of Closeted Political Figures A Useful Tactic?

Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KIRBY DICK'S documentary "Outrage", which opened nationally last week, has turned gay activists' controversial tactic of exposing closeted public figu...

Mike Rogers Told I'd Like To "Give You A Punch Across The Face"

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Activist and blogger Michael Rogers is calling on a television show talk host to apologize on air for threatening to "punch" him because he disagreed ...