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 wrestler came out as bisexual in 2017 but now sees his longterm future with only men.

January 02 2019 10:47 AM

A Ukrainian mother was estranged from her gay son for eight years. Now she's helping other parents overcome homophobia.

December 21 2018 5:13 PM

Notables in entertainment, fashion, sports, and culture kicked open the closet door in 2018.

December 18 2018 5:03 AM

Everyone needs an Olympic skier to help them kick open the closet door.

November 28 2018 1:58 PM

Footballer Greg McClean's fears of coming out to his soccer team were proven to be unnecessary when he was met with open arms and acceptance.

November 27 2018 3:46 PM

Finn Stannard's schoolmates gave him a rousing ovation when he bravely stood before 1,500 of them and came out as gay. 

November 27 2018 2:22 PM