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.

Cole Hayes shares his three — yes, three — coming-out experiences.

2:15 PM

Scottish teenager Diana Duff shares how Princess Diana inspired her from beyond the grave to embrace her true identity.

February 20 2018 2:17 PM

A new podcast lets queer people share their own stories. Read and listen to Jen's tale below.

February 07 2018 5:04 AM

Kevin Gerdes, the creator the LGBT Stories podcast, joins Jessie and Tracy to discuss the importance of sharing our truth.

February 06 2018 6:40 AM

The gay actor marked the 30th anniversary of his coming-out with an empowering message for others.

January 29 2018 3:51 PM

News on Gus Kenworthy and Cheryl Maas, along with other updates.

4:00 PM

The television star — who plays a straight, cisgender character — could no longer be inauthentic when it came to his relationship.

January 12 2018 5:45 AM