Coming Out

The Advocate covers everything you need to know about coming out, including the latest stories on public figures who come out as LGBT. The process of coming out varies for each person. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people come out to friends and family at an early age, while others lead a more private life. Activists such as Harvey Milk advocated for all LGBT people to come out of the closet, in order to help increase visibility of the cause and sway the hearts and minds of the American public. For many, the process is difficult and ongoing throughout a lifetime.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star came out via Twitter. 

July 18 2016 4:48 PM Updated

Is it ever OK to out someone after they die?

June 11 2016 6:26 AM

Tears and laughter ahead...

June 02 2016 6:19 AM

With Pride on the horizon, author Laila Ibrahim thinks about all the times she's exited a different closet.

May 26 2016 5:18 AM

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance shows us all how we can be more accepting with its groundbreaking new PSA campaign.

May 18 2016 3:09 PM

The veteran writer and producer reflects on coming out in his 50s, the need for more HIV-positive representation on television, and his renewed focus on developing meaningful LGBT storylines.

May 17 2016 7:04 AM