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.

Landon Foster, who was closeted when he played for one of the nation's top football schools, describes his coming-out journey in a new essay.

June 21 2018 8:06 PM

Stenberg, who just starred in Everything, Everything, previously described herself as bisexual.

June 19 2018 2:04 PM

What happens when you publicly announce you're gay and then decide that's not quite right?

June 13 2018 1:13 PM

Find out about another great LGBT film offering, courtesy of one of its stars.

June 08 2018 12:01 PM

This Londoner reminds us that it's never too late to come out.

May 31 2018 6:04 AM

The "Emperor of Hair" discusses his coming-out journey; his ex-wife, Jackée Harry; and his new book, By the Way.

May 21 2018 4:04 PM

A tween's dad disappears, with good reason, in the upcoming novel The Jigsaw Jungle. Read an exclusive excerpt below.

May 15 2018 6:02 AM