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Coming Out

The Advocate covers everything you need to know about coming 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.

Rowan Blanchard, a 14-year-old actress who plays Cory and Topanga's daughter, is also an out advocate for LGBT representation in media.

January 16 2016 9:44 PM

In a heartwarming series of personal posts on Instagram, the actor shares his coming-out process.

7:11 PM

The brave reverend who recently came out to her Kansas congregation says her denomination needs to evolve or die.

January 08 2016 6:34 AM

When stars respond to questions about their sexuality with statements like 'It shouldn’t matter,' they are doing more harm than good. 

January 07 2016 6:14 AM

As the United Methodist Church prepares to debate whether to accept LGBT clergy and same-sex unions, a minister discloses her relationship with a woman.

January 04 2016 7:00 PM