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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.
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.
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.
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."
Originally posted 10/30/2014 07:50AM
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.
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.
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.
Originally posted 05/18/2014 05:15PM
Unlike many pro athletes a generation ago, when soccer players Joanna Lohman and Lianne Sanderson came out in their early twenties, their families, friends and teammates were more than accepting.
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.
Originally posted 05/15/2014 02:45PM
Billy Bean still wishes he'd handled things differently back in 1995 when he quit baseball, rather than tell his teammates that he is gay.
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