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No, Peter Thiel Didn't Win Any War Against 'Outing' -- And He Never Will

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sexual orientation is about who you are, how you see the world and how you identify, not about your private sexual activity. And if you are public about it as a public person to a wide circle, it should be something reportable.

An Open Letter To The Daily Beast And Nico Hines

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Everyone around you starts asking questions you weren't prepared to answer. Your reaction and feelings are valid. You have been wronged.  What I just described is exactly what you did to the LGBT athletes at the Olympics in Rio. 

Why The Daily Beast Thought Its Article Endangering Gay Olympians Was Perfectly Acceptable

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After an avalanche of outrage, The Daily Beast last night removed a wretched article from its website which it had published on Wednesday and which had luridly exposed the sex lives of gay Olympians who were easily identifiable in the article and who were meeting on dating apps in Rio.

LGBT Lives Aren't A Sideshow To Gawk At (Looking At You, Daily Beast)

Rory Michaels | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Rory Michaels

I don't think I've read another piece of "journalism" that caused me to feel as sick to my stomach as this one.

After Backlash, Daily Beast Removes Article That 'Outed' Olympians

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices

In what editors called an “unprecedented but necessary” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians fro...

Some Good Can Come From Daily Beast's Olympian-Outing Article

Matt Baume | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

So you might’ve heard that a website just ran an article from the Rio Olympics where a straight reporter went on Grindr under the pretense of arrang...

Gawker Didn't 'Out' Peter Thiel -- Nor Did It Wrong Him in Any Way

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's little sympathy in the world right now for Gawker, which has engaged in questionable and egregious reporting, but Thiel has a lot confused here.

Why Asking Is Not 'Outing' In 2015

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We claim we want to be treated equally as gay people, but then, in 2015, with much more acceptance in the culture, we still ask for special treatment of gay and bisexual public figures while every aspect of the sex lives of heterosexual public figures is dissected every day. We can't have it both ways any longer.

Is It Ever Acceptable For The Media To 'Out' Someone?

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

Gawker is still reeling from the controversy surrounding a post, which has since been removed from the site, that revealed a male Condé Nast executiv...

Anyone Else Think James Franco Should Sue the Hell Out of Gawker?

Larry Womack | Posted 07.17.2016 | Media
Larry Womack

Gawker manufactured a story that accused someone of rape -- not to mention other intimate partner abuse -- apparently for clicks and giggles, then delivered it over four posts spaced more than a month apart. The author has since admitted that this was all baseless.

Are You African American?: I Don't Understand the Question

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 06.12.2016 | Black Voices
Marcia Dawkins

A curious case of passing took center stage on social media this week. Enter Rachel Dolezal, the 37-year-old artist, professor and NAACP leader from Spokane, Washington who is allegedly passing as black.

Taylor Schilling and Carrie Brownstein: Friends?

Sue Carswell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...