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.

Carter wrote a heartfelt post about how he'd been carrying a weight for half of his life. 

August 06 2017 8:56 PM

We saw a character on Insecure do it — is "code-switching" practical or cowardly? Sampson McCormick shares his experience.

July 28 2017 3:28 PM

Bird said she has been out to friends and family for years, but now felt like the right time to go public.

July 20 2017 7:05 PM

Scott Franz of Kansas State has become one of the few college players at this level to announce he's gay.

July 14 2017 2:41 PM

American Gods creator Fuller outed the actor during a talk at Los Angeles's Outfest. 

July 14 2017 2:13 PM