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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 X-Men actor announced he had come into his authentic self via a heartfelt Instagram post.

December 01 2020 12:39 PM

Griffin Matthews, BenDeLaCreme, and Ross Mathews share stories of coming out, road trips, and found family.

November 19 2020 5:00 PM

The sports world isn't as homophobic as many assume, at least according to Martin and a surprising new study.

November 11 2020 10:54 PM

Brian Falduto (aka the gay kid from School of Rock) on the never-ending journey of self-discovery.

October 20 2020 7:37 PM

The modern idea of coming out has become reductive.

October 11 2020 12:09 PM

To celebrate this weekend's National Coming Out Day, the woman behind Saving Face and The Half of It recalls her own memorable story.

October 09 2020 2:11 PM

“I’m sure many bisexual guys feel the same and end up doing as I did: letting other people’s assumptions of straightness stand uncorrected.”

September 22 2020 8:39 PM