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Colton Haynes to Receive Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award

Originally posted 08/26/2016 03:10PM

[YOUTUBE "Nq6xRZlCSoM"] Colton Haynes is being honored for his work in the LGBTQ community.

On Saturday, the Teen Wolf star will be presented with the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award at 17th Annual HRC Seattle Gala.

"Colton Haynes has inspired countless LGBTQ young people across the country and around the world to live their lives as their authentic selves," said HRC President Chad Griffin in a press release. "By simply being open about who he is, Haynes is helping to break down barriers and tear down closet doors."

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Out Real O'Neals Star Noah Galvin Says Colton Haynes Is No Role Model for Coming Out in Profanity-Laced Tirade

Out Real O'Neals Star Noah Galvin Slams Colton Haynes 'Bulls---' Coming-Out and Rejects Fans Looking to Him as a Role Model

Originally posted 06/09/2016 01:40PM

Noah Galvin isn't holding back.

In an outspoken new interview, the star of The Real O'Neals talks coming out in Hollywood and has a few foul-mouthed words for fellow actor Colton Haynes.

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Ellen Page Talks Coming Out: 'It's So Toxic Just to Be Hiding'

Ellen Page Talks Coming Out: 'It's So Toxic Just to Be Hiding'

Originally posted 12/08/2015 11:35AM

Ellen Page is "just done" hiding.

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Jennifer Grey Jokes About Father Joel's Changes Since Coming Out: 'He's a Lot More Gay!'

Jennifer Grey Jokes About Father Joel's Changes Since Coming Out: 'He's a Lot More Gay!'

Originally posted 10/01/2015 12:00AM

Jennifer Grey continues to be her father Joel Grey's biggest supporter since he publicly came out as gay in January.

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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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