Coming Out - Being Out - Staying Out - Outing
Gallery: Coming Out Stories
Stories we've collected here: Read and enjoy the coming out stories of friends
not yet met then submit your own.
Who Have Inned Themselves
Devoted to those long-suffering celebrities of every stripe about whom there has
been speculation that they might be gay, lesbian or bisexual, and who have
firmly stepped up to the microphone to announce their unrepentant
heterosexuality to the world.
of National Coming Out Day
What is the story behind this particular date along with tips on celebrating and
ways to come out even if you're not particularly ready to do so.
Compilations of Gays and Lesbians
Actors, actresses, athletes, musicians, by religion, by gender, from all fields
and walks of life, fictional and real, lists and more lists of gays and
are Stronger Than Closets
On willingness to confront to educate the masses.
We take a look at some types of folks who stay in the closet - and why - and
drop a few gossipy hints.
It's Dark in That Closet!
Closets are for clothes, and coming out doesn't have to be a big deal. We
celebrate National Coming Out Day.
We've seen the Out List - this is the list of GLBT people of African Descent
(including an explanation as to why the list is called what it is called).
Homophobia and Heterosexism
A checklist of the things that we can all do.
A very humorous story of one woman's version of coming out.
Out and Staying Out
Information for gay and bisexual men of all ages covering "being gay,"
"coming out" and that very important "meeting others."
Universally applicable with a U.K. perspective.
Out to Children
An excerpt from from Uncommon Lives by Catherine Whitney quoting Brian Miller's
chapter from Gay and Lesbian Parents.
Home for the Holidays
Amanda Bearse shares her thoughts on being out and why that is important.
Online support group for those coming out their friends and family members.
Speaking of diversity I've been remiss in not specifically including this large
segment of our population. This is absolutely the best resource I have ever
found for the Deaf/HH GLBT community.
Better or Worse
Always one of my favorite comic strips remember or read for the very first time
how Lawrence came out to Mike and the rest of the cast. (slow to load but worth
An excellent (and depressing) collection of stories relating personal experiences
A truly cool project with photos (anonymous) of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
trans* persons and their graduation photos from over the years.
People share their coming out stories.
One man's personal journey. "...I began to take a more active albeit still
very discrete interest in other boys..."
Rights Campaign National Coming Out Project
Thinking about coming out? The support and information you need can be found
Campus Resource Center Directory
Need to find your local college/university center? If it exists it's on this
list - and at most centers you don't have to be a student to make use of the
With My Gay Son
In honor of Gay & Lesbian History Month here's a mother talking about
marching with her son at the 1993 March on Washington.
Should Have Known I was Gay when I ....TM
Excepts from a book with stories of the coming out process for young gay men.
Relevant to how we are presented in curriculum and protecting gay/lesbian youth
the PERSON Project is an an activist network advocating for LGBT inclusive
Effects of Coming Out
Dr. Gregory M. Herek explains how and why coming out creates more positive
attitudes toward homosexuality.
Nice collection of pride event photos from celebrations world-wide.
Out - Why Aren't You?
The October 1995 version of this empowering list of famous and out gays and
lesbians. While missing many names that could have been added in the past 2
years this list remains an essential resource.
This personal view can be summarized to "for yourself" in answer to
the question. It's a nice short read and while I don't agree with it fully it
gives pause for thought for all.
Do I Need to Come Out to You?
One woman's very excellent reasons. See how many you might share with her.
Full reprint of a 1974 "Gay Liberation" pamphlet. It's most
interesting to read and gives one pause to think "How far have we
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