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 actress played the mother of a gay man in two films to help others come out of the closet.

June 13 2017 5:12 PM

The sex symbol — who's graced the cover of several editions of Playboy — finally figured out what was missing.

May 23 2017 5:01 AM

"It has been a beautiful experience with people writing beautiful, encouraging things," Manilow said before accepting the Icon award at the 2017 BMI Pop Awards.

May 10 2017 2:23 PM

Actors Samira Miley, Laura Linney, Sarah Paulson, and Portia de Rossi (Ellen's spouse) were all asked this week about the cultural importance of Ellen's coming out twenty years ago.

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