Tag Archive | Coming Out

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 […]

LGBT Helpline Highlight Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community

LGBT Helpline Highlight Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community

Growth in numbers coming out online, according to support service Growing numbers of LGBT people are choosing to come out online, according to the LGBT Helpline, the national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. The organisation held an event with eir yesterday, which focused on the role of the internet in the […]

Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community to be Highlighted by LGBT Helpline

Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community to be Highlighted by LGBT Helpline

The LGBT Helpline, the national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, will hold an event exploring the role of the internet in the lives of LGBT people, tomorrow, Wednesday, 14th June, 10.45am, at the headquarters of eir, 1 Heuston South Quarter, St. John’s Road, Dublin 8.  ‘It’s Good to Talk’, a positive […]