Michael Sam and other athletes who have come out of the closet

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam made history when he came out as gay in interviews with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and the New York Times on Sunday. The All-American defensive lineman and Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year revealed that he came out to his teammates during a preseason football practice before the Tigers’ 2013 campaign. He decided […]

Conner Mertens’ boyfriend comes out as gay college baseball player

Last week, history was made when Conner Mertens, a red-shirt freshmen and kicker for Oregon’s Willamette University, became the first active college football player to come out as bisexual. Now, Mertens’ love life is back in the headlines again as his mystery boyfriend has now come out as a gay athlete. In a new interview […]

Brazilian diving champ Ian Matos comes out

2013 was without a doubt the most landmark year for LGBT athletes as several sports pros came out as gay, trans or bisexual. It appears that that trend is slowing down as Brazilian diving champ Ian Matos has officially come out as gay. Matos made the big revelation in a recent interview with with the […]

‘GMA’ host Robin Roberts comes out

For “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts, living out her personal life in front of the camera has become the norm ever since she first let fans into her world when she extensively covered her battle with myleodysplastic syndrome. Now, after beating the cancer, Roberts has let fans even further beyond the velvet rope and […]

Former Houston Oilers say 2 players were openly gay

This past year, the world watched with everything from pride to joy to fear as many of the sports world’s athletes came strolling out of the closet and claimed their sexuality publicly. But despite the leaps and bounds of progress that were made in kicking down the closet door for LGBT athletes, the world still […]

President Obama sending gay athletes as delegates for Russian Olympics

President Obama has been a vocal opponent to the controversial anti-gay laws of Russian President Vladimir Putin for months now, speaking out against the oppressive laws and those of any country that share Putin’s views. And now President Obama has sent a jab Putin’s way by revealing that he’s appointed openly gay athletes to act […]

Biggest coming out moments of 2013

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been a watershed moment in America’s LGBT history as a flood of celebrities like never seen before came out of the closet this past year. Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen celebrities from the world of movies, music, media, and sports come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or […]

Tom Daley’s grandparents share amazing response about his coming out

On Monday, British Olympic diver Tom Daley shocked the world when he came out as bisexual in a YouTube video. Since then, the 19-year-old has been receiving his fair share of praise and homo/biphobic hate from fans. But Daley surely got the greatest response so far when his grandparents showed their unconditional support for their […]

RuPaul launching new cosmetics and perfume line

RuPaul may not have been biologically born a woman, but it comes as no surprise that the world famous drag queen has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the industry, both inside and out. That beauty certainly helped RuPaul snag a coveted MAC cosmetics contract back in the ‘90s and […]

Jason Collins wonders if NBA has shut him out because he’s gay

It’s been months since basketball star Jason Collins came out to the world and became the first openly gay active pro baller. Collins, who became a free agent after last season, had hoped to continue his NBA career and sign with a new team by this fall, but with the NBA training camps having been open […]

Jason Collins joins gay kickball team

Jason Collins went from relative sports obscurity to international gay sports icon overnight when he came out and became the first openly gay active pro ball player in the U.S. Although many hoped that the NBA free agent would continue his pro ball career and become the first openly gay baller on the court, Collins […]

Boxer Orlando Cruz says he came out as gay to gain respect

Boxing champion Orlando Cruz made international headlines last year when he came out as the world’s first openly gay pro boxer. Now, after more than a year of being out, he’s reflecting on his decision and saying he did it all for respect. In a new video interview with The Guardian, Cruz opened up about […]

RuPaul re-signs with MAC as the face of Viva Glam

In 1993, RuPaul  proclaimed himself to the supermodel of the world but it wasn’t until 1994 when he became a real supermodel after he signed a groundbreaking contract to become the first face of MAC Viva Glam. Now, after years apart from the brand, RuPaul recently re-signed MAC to become their spokesmodel once again. According to NewNowNext, […]

A$AP Rocky apologizes to Jason Collins for uncomfortable VMA moment

Last month’s MTV Video Music Awards were filled with drama and controversy and not all of it came from Miley Cyrus’ cringe-inducing twerking. Fans and audience members were also talking about A$AP Rocky’s awkward onstage moment with openly gay NBA star Jason Collins which left many believing that he’s homophobic. Rocky, is opening up about the strange incident and sharing that […]

Famous gay men who dated women before coming out

For many LGBT individuals, coming to terms with their sexuality can be a difficult experience. And with the pressures of homophobia, traditional relationships and family values weighing on the minds of many young LGBT people, it’s easy to see why many of them try to dismiss their own sexuality and end up dating people of […]

The best LGBT moments of the MTV VMAs

LGBT rights were front and center last night at the 2013 MTV VMAs as Jason Collins, the NBA’s first active openly gay NBA player, and A$AP Rocky, one of hip-hop’s biggest LGBT allies, introduced hip-hop’s biggest LGBT ally of the moment, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as they performed their pro-gay anthem “Same Love” with Mary […]

Wentworth Miller and other pivotal coming out moments

Former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller made major headlines yesterday when he revealed that he’s gay in a letter declining to appear at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia, where anti-gay laws and oppression have resulted arrests and attacks against several of the nation’s LGBT citizens. “Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone […]

Lee Daniels says black gay men can’t come out of the closet

Lee Daniels is certainly the man of the moment as his new film, The Butler, which stars Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, sits triumphantly atop the box office with more than $25 million in sales. And during a recent interview with Larry King, Daniels discussed the ways in which his life as a black gay […]

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