But I survived. I loved my art form from day one, even though I tried to hide the fact that I loved dance. But I have very vivid memories of what it felt like to struggle through American mainstream culture, feeling different and not being accepted for being different. The songwriter and hip hop star came out in via a post on his Tumblr blog. All the receptors were now receiving a different signal, and I was happy.
I hadn't been happy in so long.
It's just a disposition ya'll. The kiss that changed the NFL world. We hope to see Sam back on the playing field very soon. Richard Phibbs for Out magazine.
I didn't know it was possible to be out of the closet or to lead with anything other than fear. It gave me to hope to start living my life.
The fashion designer has been openly gay for most of his career. Lately, he's been focused on identity - in particular, his identity apart from the accoutrements of celebrity and fame. You know, not what they do for a living, not what their sexual preference is, not their age, not who they're related to. It's But with the gift of time and grace, my parents chose love. And I think it's important for people to know that. Billy Bean was named Major League Baseball's first "ambassador of inclusion" in But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.
I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand. Thom Browne brought the tiny grey suit to 90s-era Los Angeles and ignited a menswear movement. The controversial fashion icon doesn't take himself too seriously. It'll be funny! Won't that look great? I'm very instinctual. If I want to do something, I don't politically think about how it's going to be perceived. Everything I do is very personal, and I think about it a lot, but not as seriously as some people think.
The 30 Rock actor told Out in , "I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner. It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions. The out Broadway performer teamed up with gay icon George Takei for Takei's musical Allegiance, but most people remember him for his performance as Wes on Glee. Reflecting on the hit musical show, Leung told Out , "Glee celebrates the underdog, and it was one of the first bold tellings of a teenage gay love story.
I think people, especially young kids trying to come out, really connected to that. When he came out in , Gordon became the first openly gay player in division 1 men's college basketball. I've been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, 'Why not me? Wolverine," told the world he was gay in a YouTube video in , when he was Who encouraged him to come out in such a public way?
You can't box us into one thing or another.
The outspoken LGBT writer and activist has never pulled a punch. From a very young age, I was always surrounded by it. I'm really blessed to have parents who are so open to it and so supportive of it.
Growing up in musical theater, there [were] a lot of gay people around me. I always felt so comfortable in musical theater, in general, because it was like a big family and everyone was there because they loved it. The Argentenian model had a rare chance to speak with Out during New York Fashion Week about his busy life as one of the fashion world's most coveted male models.
The puppy-faced Looking star can't imagine why anyone would think he is attractive. I've got sticky-out ears. I'm like a little pale street urchin. I'm lucky that I've sort of aged well into my face. I don't think people are repelled by me. But one never sees how other people see you in a mirror at all - ever. On the eve of the launch of his own show, Bravo's It's a Brad, Brad World, the celebrity stylist and TV personality told Out , "Now that I have my own show, you get to see more of me, my personal life, including my boyfriend, and my family as well.
Viewers get to see the real life of a gay couple and the ups and downs of becoming a stylist. The Egyptian expatriate wrote a powerful op-ed in The Advocate in about the darkening social climate for LGBT people and other minorities: The cute and openly gay G. I didn't feel Tanner was like that at all. Sometimes he's an antihero - not portrayed in the most flattering way - but he's down-to-earth and sincere.
Although the gay Aussie played a gay man on HBO's Looking, he does not believe that sexuality went into the show's casting at all. It's frustrating when you hear that gay actors don't get straight roles because of their sexuality.
The musician behind the one-man queer sensation Perfume Genius has spoken openly about his past struggles with addiction and recovery which led to his music career - struggles that fans write to him about. Somehow, that made them get better? But people don't give themselves enough credit! I mean, I didn't do anything! You know?
The openly gay and unpredictable stage director behind the recent Broadway revival of Macbeth - in which Alan Cumming played all the roles - Tiffany believes theatre still holds a revolutionary quality. His Broadway hit Once grabbed eight Tony Awards in The more digitized life gets, the more excited I get about live performance acknowledging its live-ness. Featured in the Out list , the renown dancer uses his talents to make a difference - he performs in Dance from the Heart, an event that benefits the organization Dancers Responding to AIDS.
I didn't feel like that was me on screen. But just that there was a show where people were gay and they were interacting with each other, I breathed a little sigh of relief. You don't feel as alone, like you're the only person. The designer for Calvin Klein womenswear opened up about his first time in New York in Interview magazine: I arrived, and two weeks later it was Gay Pride and I had never seen anything like it.
I come from a town of 2, people, and although I had lived in Rio for about three years prior to coming to the U. It was the era of Reagan, and there was a lot of energy. You just felt like you belonged to some sort of movement bigger than yourself. It didn't take me long to learn and explore.
Even if it had to be more nuanced in certain cultures, and more discreet, music always gave an out - an opportunity for political and socio-political acceptance as far as sexuality is concerned. I still believe that is very much the case today. Looking back, I think it probably kept me in the closet a little longer than I probably would have been if there weren't this mysterious new disease that was, at the time, explicitly linked to being gay.
It really gave young gay people a reason to stay underground back then. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I think it's important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I've been helped a lot in my life. The character actor known for his role in Titanic and Milk and a recurring role in CW's The Flash married his partner of 16 years, the artist Rainer Andreessen, in He didn't shame me for being gay.
Most of the focus, we weren't even talking about my sexuality. But certainly his belief that I'd be living a happier life as a heterosexual was indeed harmful. In no way, shape, or form-I can't even believe I have to clarify this-do I condone ex-gay therapy.
I think it's a horrible practice. There's no scientific basis for it. A person's sexuality is a part of who they are. And I certainly suffered for not having my sexuality affirmed. When you're self-conscious about anything - your appearance, your age, your sexuality - it tends to be the first thing people notice. Everybody is a little self-conscious; It's what makes us human.
If you accept who you are and achieve the level of comfort to own it and embrace it, people will allow you to be you.
The designer described his engagement to his husband to Out in On this particular Saturday, Seth went out, changed into a tuxedo, and put a 'Will you marry me? I said yes, of course, and was greeted by the Swarthmore a cappella group singing 'A Whole New World. The entire day was spectacular.
I was born in Boston and had straight, butch brothers. I was in theater and had girlfriends," Risch told Out in Well Neil Patrick Harris got there first. The queer social commentator and social media wunderkind has become the figurehead of millennial LGBT people with a fiercely anti-bullying message.