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Web Beauty Star Ingrid Nilsen Comes Out as Gay in YouTube Video – Watch Now

Originally posted 06/10/2015 07:40AM

[YOUTUBE "Eh7WRYXVh9M" "auto"] YouTube beauty guru Ingrid Nilsen announced in an emotional video posted Tuesday that she is gay.

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X-Men's Iceman Comes Out as Gay

X-Men's Iceman Comes Out as Gay

Originally posted 04/22/2015 11:00AM

Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, was a founding member of the X-Men back when the Marvel Comics title debuted in 1963, making him one of the franchise's oldest characters.

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First Latina Supermodel Patricia Velasquez Comes Out as a Lesbian

First Latina Supermodel Patricia Velasquez Comes Out as a Lesbian

Originally posted 02/06/2015 12:45PM

Patricia Velasquez, widely considered the first Latina supermodel for her having appeared in several high-profile fashion campaigns in the 1990s, has come out as gay, the Huffington Post reports.

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Broadway Legend Joel Grey Opens Up About His Sexuality | Joel Grey

Broadway Legend Joel Grey Opens Up About His Sexuality

Originally posted 01/28/2015 09:00AM

He reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and proudly raised two children. But for decades, Joel Grey kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight.

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Transgender Teen's Parents Show Their Support in a Heartwarming Birth Announcement

Parents Write Newspaper Birth Announcement to Show Acceptance of Teen Transgender Son

Originally posted 12/02/2014 06:30PM

When a young transgender man came out to his parents, they welcomed him with open arms in the wittiest, most endearing way possible: With a "birth" announcement that's sweeping social media.

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Ty Herndon: The Support I've Received Since Coming Out 'Blew My Mind'

Ty Herndon: The Support I've Received Since Coming Out 'Blew My Mind'

Originally posted 11/25/2014 09:25PM

He hasn't even been out of the closet a week, yet country star Ty Herndon says the positive reaction he's already received "just blew my mind."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Proudly Announces He's Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Comes Out as Gay

Originally posted 10/30/2014 07:50AM

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

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Michael Sam Cut by the St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam Cut by the St. Louis Rams

Originally posted 08/30/2014 05:05PM

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

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Jane Lynch on Her Sexuality: 'It Was Almost Like I Had a Disease'

Jane Lynch on Her Sexuality: 'It Was Almost Like I Had a Disease'

Originally posted 05/19/2014 11:50AM

Jane Lynch plays strong and confident Sue Sylvester on Glee, but she wasn't always as self-assured as the cheerleading coach she portrays on TV.

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Coming Out In Sports: WNBA's Brittney Griner 'Felt Like Half of Me Wasn't Accepted'

WNBA's Brittney Griner on Being a Gay Athlete: I Felt Like Half of Me Wasn't Accepted

Originally posted 05/16/2014 05:00PM

Brittney Griner's basketball skills took her to the top of her sport, helping her college team win a national championship at Baylor and becoming the No. 1 pick of the Phoenix Mercury in the 2013 WNBA draft.

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