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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.

An exclusive Q&A with filmmaker and social media sensation Eugene Lee Yang on the eve of releasing his coming-out video.

June 16 2019 11:15 AM

Tinder released a survey of its users that shows the impact of growing acceptance.

May 13 2019 1:21 PM

Before dancing with Ariana Grande at Coachella, Jeka Jane had to discover who he truly was.

May 07 2019 7:31 AM

The clues were seemingly there, but it turned out to be a big blank space.

April 26 2019 2:46 PM

Two prominent climate activists share their coming out stories and discuss the intersections between queerness and climate change. 

April 22 2019 11:09 AM

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

April 19 2019 9:00 AM