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Coming out

Civil Rights

CEO Whose Career Was Destroyed By Fear Of Anti-Gay Bias Writes Gay Business Manifesto

by Thomas Alberts ● 10:09 AM June 16, 2014
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One of the most powerful and celebrated CEOs in the world at the time became a victim of anti-gay bias in his company even though he was the Chief Executive Officer.

Celebrities

World Wresting Entertainment Legend Pat Patterson Comes Out – At Age 73

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:19 PM June 13, 2014
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“For once in my life I’m going to be me now.” – Pat Patterson, the WWE legend who came out after more than fifty years in the closet.

Coming Out

After 50 Years ‘In The Shadows’ Principal Comes Out To His School

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:11 PM June 5, 2014
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“I just turned fifty. I’m tired of hiding.” Watch as Wilson High Principal Pete Cahall comes out to the student body at a Pride Day event.

News

Michael Sam: ‘If Someone Disowns You, Be Part Of My Family. I’ll Welcome You.’

by David Badash ● 10:19 AM May 14, 2014
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At yesterday’s St.Louis Rams press conference, Michael Sam fielded many questions about what it’s like to be the first openly-gay athlete accepted into the NFL. “It’s great,” he said.

News

15 Year Old Comes Out To His Family As Michael Sam Is Drafted

by David Badash ● 6:43 PM May 12, 2014
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A proud dad writes: “Thank you Mizzou for embracing Mr. Sam and recruiting a young man of his caliber so that kids like my son have more positive role models to look to…”

Celebrities

This Video Of Ellen Page Talking With Ellen DeGeneres About Coming Out Is Beautiful

by David Badash ● 1:40 PM May 1, 2014
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Actress Ellen Page visited Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday to discuss her recent speech at an HRC event that included the unexpected words, “I am gay.”

Coming Out

The Making Of ‘A Better Life’ – A Coming Out Story

by Guest Author ● 9:00 AM April 13, 2014
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Guest author and filmmaker Matt Lynn opens up about how he was outed as gay, and how he is turning the experience into a movie.

News

Selfie Of The Day: Openly Gay Derrick Gordon Is A Very Happy Guy

by David Badash ● 5:31 PM April 9, 2014
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Derrick posted this photo to Instagram this afternoon. He writes, “Thank you everybody for all the support so far!!!!,” and in a nod to his Nike Tee shirt and its LGBT rainbow logo, he adds, “#BETRUE.”

News

Watch: Openly Gay NCAA Athlete Derrick Gordon’s First Live Broadcast Interview

by David Badash ● 2:13 PM April 9, 2014
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Derrick Gordon, a UMASS sophmore came out as the first openly gay male player in NCAA Division 1 athletics, gave his first live broadcast on-camera interview to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today.

News

AZ Lawmaker Running For Congress: ‘I’m Gay, I’m A Latino, And I’m A State Senator’

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM March 5, 2014
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“I’m gay, I’m a Latino, and I’m a senator. And it’s okay.” Arizona state senator Steve Gallardo told reporters today.

Coming Out

On Our Radar — Demion Clinco Comes Out

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:23 PM March 2, 2014
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What we thought we saw in Arizona this week, was not what actually happened. Today, Arizona State Representative Demion Clinco is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Watch: Texas Sportscaster Sarcastically Slams Michael Sam Naysayers In Epic Rant

by David Badash ● 6:59 PM February 12, 2014
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It’s nice to know that the stereotype of older white Southern men being homophobes isn’t always true. Take Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen, who on Monday night slammed Michael Sam naysayers.

News

Cowardly NFL Execs On Gay Player: Football Won’t Be Ready For A ‘Decade Or Two’

by David Badash ● 10:48 AM February 10, 2014
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Sports Illustrated granted anonymity to a few NFL executives and asked them to share their candid responses to the news that Michael Sam just came out. Their thoughts were brutal.

News

8th Grade Teen Comes Out, Wakes Up To ‘God Hates Fags’ Graffiti In Driveway

by David Badash ● 1:26 PM February 6, 2014
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Shortly after coming out, 8th grade student Noah Ratgen awoke to see “God hates fags” scrawled graffiti on his family’s driveway.