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Best public outings of 2011

A future where celebrities won’t make headlines just for acknowledging their sexuality may not be far off, but for now we still love to gossip, surmise, and celebrate when a famous person finally comes out of the closet. […]

Pro soccer player, David Testo comes out publicly

Major league soccer player David Testo came out publicly this week

The latest news in the intersectional world of queer people and sports is that American soccer player David Testo has come out. Testo played D1 college soccer at the University of North Carolina as well as at the University of South Carolina, and has played in the NASL and USL (lower-level pro leagues) and in MLS.

After being […]

National Coming Out Day links

I believe at this point you’re pretty well aware that this blog is gay, I’m gay, Portland loves a gay gay gay. But Happy National Coming Out Day nevertheless. I’ve had other posting priorities but now that the day is here I have some guilt about not mentioning it at all, so here are some links.

Just Out‘s Guide to local Coming Out Day events – Today may be the […]

MTV casting for coming out special

Bunim-Murray Productions and MTV are seeking extraordinary people who appear to be between the ages of 16-24, who want to share their coming out stories. Whether you have already come out, or you want to come out, you can be part of a revolutionary TV special airing on National Coming Out Day (October 11).

Do you have a particularly unique coming out story that you are willing to share? Do […]

The tide is starting to turn as athletes and others in the sports world come out

As you may have heard, there has been some extremely exciting news in the intersecting worlds of gay people and sports lately.

On Monday, Rick Welts, the chief executive and president of the Phoenix Suns, came out in a very public way (you can’t get much more public than the front page of the New York Times, can you?). In coming out, Welts aims to break the silence surrounding […]

Gay high school athletes share their experiences

Openly gay athletes are few and far between, especially in the highest levels of competition. Thanks to small-mindedness and discrimination, we queer folks have been systematically discouraged from participating in athletics. The number of openly gay professional athletes in America can literally be counted on one hand.

Three Pacifc Northwest teenagers are looking to change the queer-athletic landscape by launching a blog devoted to discussing their lives as gay high […]

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Coming out in the Keith Herring era

Today marks the 23rd annual National Coming Out Day. Held on October 11th every year to commemorate the first March on Washington by LBGT people. The March took place in October of 1987 and highlighted the lesbigay struggle for acceptance. The first National Coming Out Day was held on October 11, 1988.

Supported by the Human Rights Campaign and the National Coming […]

Ricky Martin finally, officially comes out

Ricky Martin…We all knew, but now we know for sure!

Ricky Martin has just confirmed a decade or so of rumours that he is, in fact, actually, really really gay, or as he states on his website: “proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man”

I wonder where he will work with his public image after this, considering a lot of his work is based on his […]