Boys Like Me

James Fisher · 08/15/15 01:15PM

I was 14, just starting high school at an all-boys public school in the Bronx, when I began to feel a strong physical attraction to other boys. I was quiet and observant, and I didn’t yet know if I should, or could, act on those emotions.

Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out as Gay in Excellent Fashion

Rich Juzwiak · 09/23/14 01:45PM

This is how you do it. Earlier today at a press conference regarding Senate Bill 42 and House Bill 177, which would expand Pennsylvania's hate crime law to include attacks based on sexuality and gender identity, the former bill's author, State Senator Jim Ferlo of Pittsburgh, came out as gay. He did it like this:

MTV Airs Young Woman's Excruciating, Depressing Coming Out to Family

Rich Juzwiak · 05/08/14 11:10AM

A 20-year-old Savannah State University student and cheerleader named Desiree was profiled on last night's episode of MTV's True Life, which was titled "I'm a Gay Athlete." In it, Desiree ostensibly came out to her mom Michelle and aunt Deena over lunch. It did not go well. This is about as worst-case scenario as it gets (I suppose only violence and/or outright rejection could make it worse).

On Michael Sam and Babysitting the Emotions of Bigots

Alex Hardy · 02/15/14 03:43PM

In the 11th grade, I was outed as a Homosexican by a wicked lesbian with a brawny, murderous jawline. She was the nefarious and lesbianly athletic bastion of projectile teenage misery, and I, the unpopular, inconsequential bystander of her hatred for my then best friends.

Robin Roberts Comes Out on Facebook

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/29/13 06:44PM

Robin Roberts, the Good Morning America host probably best known for her public struggles with cancer and bone marrow disease, came out today in a Facebook post.

Rich Juzwiak · 10/01/13 02:43PM

Actress Michelle Rodriguez has come out as bisexual (or something like that): "'Men are intriguing. So are chicks.' She shrugs." Oh. (I shrug.)

Raven-Symoné Officially Comes Out

Neetzan Zimmerman · 08/02/13 04:37PM

In a very matter-of-fact, oh-so-Raven sort of way, former Cosby Show child star Raven-Symoné officially came out today, putting to rest the rumors surrounding her sexuality.