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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.

But it was her queer fanbase that the Mistress of the Dark was most worried about alienating. 

January 06 2022 12:24 PM

The HBO star spoke about her sexuality in response to a viral tweet about herself. 

December 13 2021 2:03 PM

Fear of judgment in her sport kept the bronze medal-winning Italian athlete from sharing her truth publicly — until now.

December 07 2021 4:30 PM

This story really puts the r in heartwarming.

November 17 2021 11:44 AM

Spadafora said he had a responsibility to be out because he’s a public figure.

November 09 2021 11:38 AM

“I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people. There's no timeline on this stuff,” Penn said.

November 01 2021 10:12 AM

The 21-year-old Australian midfielder said he was tired of living a double life. It's something he said he doesn't want anyone to experience.

October 27 2021 8:30 AM