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Out Public Figures

Coming Out as a Public Figure

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

I don't think public figures come out for attention, as the media makes it out, but so that some LGBT kid in the Bible Belt who may be contemplating ending his or her life has hope! They too can be an actor or actress! They too can be an Olympian! They too can be anything they want to be.

Cultural Comfort Levels: Anderson Cooper, Coming Out And Visibility

Waymon Hudson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Visibility is why coming out is still a vital part of the fight for equality. Having a high-profile LGBT person come into people's living rooms daily and doing their job well can help remove some of the "otherness" of gay people and increase cultural comfort levels.

Why Gay Youth Need More Out Public Figures

Michael Lucas | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Michael Lucas

Appearances do matter -- public appearances, the kind that a confused and lonely kid in Russia or Kansas or your neighborhood might see. "It gets better" is a nice but passive sentiment; come out, go out and help make it better.