NBA center Jason Collins just became the very first male professional athlete to come out publicly via a candid and moving essay in Sports Illustrated magazine, and this is a Very Big Deal.
“I am an adoptee,” I explained through my tears. “I need to find my parents. I have waited all my life for this moment. I’m supposed to leave tomorrow, but I can’t go without knowing my family is fine. Please help me!”
Jenna Wolfe announced on the Today Show this morning that she’s super gay and also super pregnant. She also enjoys swimming with sharks.
For anyone who’s ever wanted to say it in a letter.
Out actress Haviland Stillwell on what Jodie Foster’s coming out means to a gay girl who grew up Before Ellen and is now witnessing a rapidly-evolving climate of outness for gays in Hollywood.
Jodie Foster comes out at the Golden Globes, is perfect.
Ali’s Team Pick: George Takei. Just… George Takei.
My grandma shoved 30 dollars in my hand once and told me, “Always tell the truth about who you are and know we’ll love you anyway.”
On our first day, the Professor stepped onto the floor of the auditorium and said, “Raise your hand if you had sex last night!”
It’s likely that your parents are mulling over their own special set of holigay related dilemmas.
Kristen’s Team Pick: #dayssincethelastprominenthomophobewascaughtinagaysexscandal isn’t just a hashtag.
Country star Chely Wright told the truth. And it was breathtaking.
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. “No men. No meat. Just manners.”
“Here in the absence of words to defend myself, without examples, without models, I began to believe voices in my head — that I was a freak, that I am broken, that there is something wrong with me, that I will never be lovable.”
It was a damn good looking wedding.
Resources to help your friends help you.
Does it really take a straight man to tell the world about prejudice against queers? Apparently, yes.
“It wasn’t until I kissed the second girl that even my therapist at the time laughed at me and told me maybe it was time to accept that my sexuality was not as cut-and-dry as I’d always imagined.”
The most important part about coming out is talking about it! Let’s all share our feelings in this open thread.
“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself . . . I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.”