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 Hollywood heartthrob is sick of caring about what people think, and now he’s choosing to own his space.

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The A Very English Scandal star discussed how he conquered his self-hatred.

March 25 2019 3:46 PM

In a show that turns its back on homophobia, a coming out story takes on a different meaning. 

March 21 2019 12:10 PM

"I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between — somewhat on the spectrum,” Smith says in a new interview. 

March 15 2019 10:10 AM Updated

"Dancing in the Living Room" is Cameron Hawthorn's coming out message to his fans.

March 08 2019 4:33 PM

Charlie Bird, who won widespread popularity as Cosmo the Cougar, is now working for change in the Mormon Church.

February 27 2019 3:08 PM