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Out CNN Host Comments on Robin Roberts’ Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
Out CNN host Don Lemon reacted to news on Monday that anchor Robin Roberts came out as gay via Facebook, explaining why he believes its important for public figures to come out.

Diver Tom Daley Receives Social Media Backlash for Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 2, 2013
British Olympic diver Tom Daley made international headlines Monday after revealing he is in a relationship with a man. While many have lauded the athlete for his announcement, Daley has been the subject of a social media backlash.

’ER’ Actress Maria Bello Comes Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 2, 2013
Maria Bello, who has appeared in several films and TV shows like "ER," came out in a New York Times piece called "Coming Out as a Modern Family."

Olympic Diving Star Tom Daley Comes Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 2, 2013
In a new YouTube video, British Olympic diver Tom Daley revealed to the public for the first time that he is in a relationship with a man.

’Biggest Loser’ Trainer Comes Out as Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
On a recent episode of NBC’s weight-losing reality show, "The Biggest Loser," trainer Bob Harper publicly came out in order to help a contestant, who was struggling with coming out to his family.

’30 Rock’ Actor Declares He’s Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
Actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his role on the NBC comedy "30 Rock," has officially come out to the public and revealed he is gay via a new interview with Out magazine.

Philly Gets Its Gay On at OutFest

By David Perry | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Over 40,000 visitors attended this year’s 23rd annual Philadelphia OutFest in October, making it the largest National Coming Out Day celebration in the world.

Public Ignores Complaints About Shep Smith News Blackout

By Steve Weinstein | Saturday Nov 2, 2013
A Gawker item that outed a media celebrity has inspired one of those cycles of accusations and counter-accusations unique to media that cover media, which appears to be of interest only to other members of the media.

Sean Hayes Opens Up About Coming Out to the Media

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
Actor Sean Hayes, best known for his role as the flamboyant Jack McFarland from the groundbreaking NBC sitcom "Will & Grace," says he owes the LGBT community an apology for coming out too late.

Coming Out in Film

By Gary M. Kramer | Friday Oct 11, 2013
Films have long depicted coming out stories, and while some members of the LGBT community who tire of seeing coming out stories, they are important and often give folks courage to take that big step.