Tag Archive | Coming Out

UK: Headmaster comes out to act as role model for young people

UK: Headmaster comes out to act as role model for young people

‘Today, in my seventh year as headmaster, I have taken the decision to be open about my sexuality to the pupils under my care – I have the moral imperative to do so’ Fifteen years ago, I was told by a senior colleague in the independent school I was working in at that point that […]

Australia: Rugby star Palmer comes out as gay

Australia: Rugby star Palmer comes out as gay

(Reuters) – One-test Australia prop, Dan Palmer, has become the first Wallabies’ player to come out as gay, writing in a newspaper column on Friday of mental health issues, and drug problems, while coming to terms with his sexuality. The 32-year-old wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald of the anguish of “living the dream” as […]

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

Forbidden by her global superstar mother, Gloria Estefan, from coming out as a lesbian to her grandmother, singer Emily Estefan said she contemplated suicide. The second child of multi-Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American singer of hits like ‘Rhythm is Going to Get You’, said her “anxiety went through the roof” when her grandmother died a few months […]

OPINION: Coming out helped me to find people who understood me

OPINION: Coming out helped me to find people who understood me

‘Coming out as transgender was complicated, but on National Coming Out Day, I am now empowered to take ownership of my story’ Transman Isaac S is a volunteer with Just Like Us, which sends LGBT+ ambassadors into schools in the UK to tell their stories Some say that in an ideal world, no one would […]

BeLonG To: For LGBTI+ Youth, ‘Coming Out’ is the Biggest Issue

BeLonG To: For LGBTI+ Youth, ‘Coming Out’ is the Biggest Issue

BeLonG To sat down recently with their Frontline Team to look at the top presenting issues for LGBTI+ young people in their service, and they wanted to share some insights with you. Their most recent data highlights the fact that ‘coming out’ is the main challenge LGBTI+ youth face today, with 58% of their Dublin […]

US: Out Jason Collins still awaits next openly gay athlete

US: Out Jason Collins still awaits next openly gay athlete

(Reuters) – Jason Collins made history in 2013 when he became the first openly gay athlete in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, and the former NBA player wishes more men would follow the trail he helped blaze. A growing number of high-profile Olympic athletes have come out in recent years, but Collins […]

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with phone video about coming out

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with phone video about coming out

(Reuters) – Glasgow-based artist, Charlotte Prodger, won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain’s prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on a mobile phone. For the first time, all four works shortlisted for the annual prize were films, organisers said, tackling “some of today’s most important issues, from queer identity, human-rights abuses […]

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In! – New LGBT mental health campaign

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In! – New LGBT mental health campaign

BeLonG To have a very important message for those who are struggling with mental health issues in the LGBT community, and they’ve included two videos from their new campaign, Better Out Than In, featuring James Mitchell and Jamie O’Herlihy telling their coming out stories to help others: “When worries and fears have nowhere to go, […]

Film Review & Trailer: Love, Simon

Film Review & Trailer: Love, Simon

Frances Winston found this gay-themed coming of age/coming out film to be refreshing and sweet, and feels it may even become a classic, to the LGBT community at any rate.  Directed by: Greg Berlanti – Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Keiynan Lonsdale, Miles Heizer, Logan Miller, Talitha Bateman, […]

Ian McKellen Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Coming Out

Ian McKellen Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Coming Out

Nice to see Stonewall UK co-founder, Ian Mc Kellen (Magneto in the X-Men films, Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and numerous Shakespearean roles) is celebrating 30 years since he came out as a gay man in 1988, on BBC radio. On Saturday (27th) he tweeted: “I’ve never met a gay person […]