Coming Out
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.
April 03 2014 11:10 AM ET

Tom Daley: 'I'm a Gay Man Now'

The Olympic diver is no longer bisexual

WATCH: Model Geena Rocero Comes Out As Transgender, Launches Gender Proud
April 01 2014 9:44 AM ET April 02 2014 11:45 AM ET

WATCH: Model Comes Out As Transgender, Launches Gender Proud

Parker Marie Molloy

After years as a successful fashion model, Geena Rocero has come out as transgender, and is launching a global awareness campaign.

WATCH: 17-Year-Old Japanese Student Comes Out During Speech Contest
March 18 2014 1:50 PM ET

WATCH: 17-Year-Old Japanese Student Comes Out During Speech Contest

Jase Peeples

At an English speech contest in Sapporo, Japan, a brave student delivers an inspiring oration on LGBT rights and comes out as gay.

February 21 2014 8:37 PM ET

Nemat Sadat on How His Coming Out Is Changing Afghanistan

Nemat Sadat never imagined that coming out would awaken a gay movement in Afghanistan.

February 18 2014 2:59 PM ET

Today in Gay History: A Fatal Political Outing, 1902-Style

German arms dealer Friedrich Alfred Krupp couldn't slay his own demons.

February 17 2014 4:22 PM ET

Jane Lynch: 'Ellen Page Didn't Lie'

“When I was younger, I lied by omission. She should give herself a break and not call it 'lying.' ”

15 of the Most Hateful Tweets About NFL Hopeful Michael Sam Coming Out
February 10 2014 2:20 PM ET

15 Worst Tweets About NFL Hopeful Mike Sam Coming Out

Jase Peeples

Antigay bigots flocked to Twitter to spew hate after NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealed he is gay.

January 23 2014 2:53 PM ET

Truth About Outing: It's the Best Thing to Happen to Aaron Schock

‏I am sure it can save his political career, although it will take a lot of work and many apologies to the gay community.

January 21 2014 3:52 PM ET

Prominent Kenyan Writer Comes Out To Battle Homophobia

Binyavanga Wainaina spoke about being gay to show support for gay Africans persecuted under newly enacted anti-gay laws

Coming Out As...A Hunter
October 11 2013 4:29 AM ET

Coming Out As...A Hunter

David Stalling

An "antihunter" describes his passion for elk and getting lost with grizzlies.

Coming Out As...Disabled
October 11 2013 4:00 AM ET

Coming Out As...Disabled

Victoria A. Brownworth

Why coming out about using a wheelchair is harder than you think.

Coming Out As… A Winter Guard Performer
October 10 2013 8:00 AM ET

Coming Out As… A Winter Guard Performer

Jase Peeples

How learning to spin a flag changed my life.

Coming Out As...Christian
October 10 2013 12:06 AM ET

Coming Out As...Christian

Eliel Cruz

The gray area where sexuality and spirituality intersect.

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