Results tagged “Coming out” from Last Word

"I was told I couldn't come back unless I petitioned to the president or I wrote a statement that I would adhere to the moral guidelines and basically not be gay anymore." -- Chase Martinson, who was refused reentry to Hannibal-LaGrange University (HGLU) after withdrawing due to illness in October of last year. The 20-year-old came out to friends on ... [Read]

"The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision. We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract." -- Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making Collins the first openly gay athlete in the NBA. ... [Read]

Hollywood actress Ellen Page spoke at a Human Rights Campaign conference for gay, bi and transgender youth on Friday, Feb. 14. She offered her support and sympathy to those in the room who had committed themselves to LGBT equality, and also to young people in need. However, near the end of her speech, Page made headlines by announcing, nervously and with ... [Read]

Morning TV host Robin Roberts used her Facebook page to thank those who have helped her recover from a rare and serious blood disorder. Somewhere between her expressions of gratitude to God, her dog and her GMA fans, Roberts seems to have acknowledged, perhaps for the first time, that she has a female partner: "I am grateful for my entire family, ... [Read]

Wentworth Miller is gay. And he strongly opposes a Russian law which forbid's public displays of support for LGBT people in that country. On Wednesday, Miller responded to an invitation he had received to be "Guest of Honor" at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival with a public letter of dismay. As relayed by GLAAD, Miller's letter read: "Thank you for your kind ... [Read]

YouTube star "Fred" tells the world he is gay

Posted by JD Uy
August 20, 2013 10:53 PM |
Lucas Cruikshank came out today on his YouTube channel. If the actor's name is not familiar, his goofy alter ego "Fred" likely crossed your computer or TV screen at some point. Fred Figglehorn, a squeaky voiced, turbo-charged character who appeals to children has had nearly one billion views on YouTube. His fame has been broadcast to a wider audience through two movies, ... [Read]

Darren Young came out as gay earlier this week in an impromptu interview with a TMZ videographer. On Friday, the "WWE Superstar" followed up on his unexpected revelation by appearing on the Today show. Young told Matt Lauer that he was not only glad to finally step forward, but that he was also in love and a lucky man to be ... [Read]

WWE proud to support gay wrestler Darren Young

Harvey Fierstein happy and humbled by wrestler's tweet

Posted by JD Uy
August 15, 2013 2:40 PM |
"On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young (Fred Rosser) revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in ... [Read]

A reporter for gossip site TMZ caught up with WWE wrestler Darren Young at  LAX airport. He asked the WWE superstar if a gay wrestler could be successful in that business. Young seemed to surprise the reporter by replying that he was gay: "Absolutely, look at me. I'm a WWE Superstar, and I'll tell you right now, I'm gay and I'm ... [Read]

Did actress Raven-Symone just come out?

Posted by JD Uy
August 3, 2013 12:44 PM |
Raven-Symonè, a former "Cosby Show" actress and psychic teen star of Disney's "That's So Raven," posted a message on Twitter yesterday that excited many of her half-million followers: I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you — Raven-Symonè (@MissRavenSymone) August 2, 2013 Symonè has been the subject of public speculation about her sexual orientation for some time. More ... [Read]

English: Andy Murray, Australian Open 2010 Quarterfinals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   “I would hope there are no issues on the tour. You know, there have to be some players who are probably gay but I don’t think other players have any issues with it.” -- British tennis player Andy Murray, ranked No. 2 in the world, responds to a ... [Read]

"I started feeling very different and it was a case of, 'All right, I'm good at football and I get attention from girls. Why don't I want that? What's wrong with me?' I realised I was gay when I was 14 or 15. I was like, 'I want to play football. But there are no gay footballers. What am ... [Read]

'Gomer Pyle' actor Jim Nabors married to male partner after 38 years

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January 30, 2013 1:07 AM |
Hawaii News Now reports that actor Jim Nabors married his partner, Stan Cadwallader, in Seattle two weeks ago. "I'm 82 and he's in his 60s and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody." Nabors is famous for his work in ... [Read]

"If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it's only through my music that I've found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life." Pop star Mika comes out fully in an ... [Read]

"It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something -- something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.... The fact is, I'm gay, always have ... [Read]

At Towleroad, Andy Towle notes that USA Network's White Collar actor Matt Bomer, "who has up till now lived in a glass closet (most industry people knew) regarding his sexuality, made it public at an awards ceremony and in a magazine article last week." Presented with the New Generation Arts and Activism Award from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards ... [Read]

For reasons all her own, actress Cynthia Nixon has given the Advocate magazine a clarification about her sexual orientation. She has been under pressure since a controversial remark she made to the New York Times seemed to indicate that being gay is "a choice" for some.  In her latest statement, Nixon still maintains that people shouldn't be "pigeon-holed into one cultural ... [Read]

"Proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage." A tweet (since removed) by music mogul Russell Simmons, after the internet release of an alleged People magazine cover depicting a portrait of Lautner with the headline "Out and Proud." The subhead read "Tired of the rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out." The ... [Read]