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.

Mira Patel describes the experience of introducing her girlfriend to one of the most powerful women on the planet.

October 11 2016 4:42 AM

Forget your troubles, come on get happy...

October 11 2016 4:23 AM

By coming out, 40-year-old Brian Anderson is the first openly gay skateboarder to compete at the mainstream level.

September 28 2016 11:50 AM

Lord Ivar Mountbatten, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, says he has found love with airline executive James Coyle.

September 18 2016 2:13 PM

Elizabeth Gilbert announces her love for her terminally ill longtime friend Rayya Elias in a poignant Facebook post. 

September 07 2016 4:02 PM

The country music legend and strong LGBT ally revealed she is the one members of her family turn to when they want to come out. 

September 01 2016 9:42 AM

"Aww thank you for all the accepting tweets from everyone," Thorne tweeted after confirming she's bisexual.  "I love you guys ❤❤❤ #pride."

August 24 2016 1:36 AM
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