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.

In this excerpt from his newest book, Excuse Me While I Slip Into Someone More Comfortable, Eric Poole documents a gradual realization.

April 20 2018 4:16 AM

Celebrities at the GLAAD Media Awards tell The Advocate whose coming-out inspired them.

April 16 2018 5:01 AM

It's rarely easy or simple, but being fully out at work reaps countless benefits.

April 06 2018 5:03 AM

In two exclusive clips, a queer nonbinary person discovers that kissing another girl is "not putrid," and a gay man reveals why he created "Unicorn Island."

April 05 2018 4:31 AM