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Minor League Pitcher For SF Giants Comes Out

Sports Illustrated reports: Minor league pitcher Solomon Bates publicly came out as gay in an Instagram post on Tuesday, the same week that he was released by the Giants. He is the second minor league baseball player to publicly come out as gay, after David Denson did so in 2015. Bates was an eighth-round pick out of USC in 2018, …

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British Pro Soccer Player Comes Out, First Since 1990

The Guardian reports: The Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has ended decades of silence within men’s football to become the first player in the UK to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990. Daniels only made his senior debut for the club earlier this month, but the 17-year-old says he is ready to act as a role model for …

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Cultists Rage Over Oreo/PFLAG Coming Out Video

Fast Company reports: The latest piece of work from award-winning filmmaker Alice Wu (The Half Of It, Saving Face) is a short film about coming out. We meet a young man who appears to be stumbling through his coming-out process to his parents. But there’s a twist that extends this story from the traditional coming-out story to illustrate a larger …

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Actor Kal Penn Comes Out, Reveals Engagement [Video]

Forbes reports: Kal Penn, the actor best known for his role in the Harold & Kumar films who also worked in the Obama administration, publicly came out for the first time Sunday while promoting his new memoir, announcing his engagement to his partner of 11 years. Penn confirmed his engagement to People magazine, saying he was “really excited” to share …

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Top Australian Soccer Player Comes Out [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A-League midfielder Josh Cavallo says he knows there are other players “living in silence” after becoming the only known current male top-flight professional footballer in the world to come out as gay. Cavallo on Wednesday became a rarity in men’s professional sport, announcing on social media he was “ready to speak about something personal that I’m finally …

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Democrats Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Via press release from the Democratic Party: National Coming Out Day serves as a reminder of the importance, courage and strength that living authentically can require. As we recognize this critically important day, we must also remember those who have not yet come out and provide them with the support they need to live bravely, boldly and openly. In a …

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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Comes Out As Gay

The Guardian reports: One of Brazil’s leading politicians, the presidential hopeful Eduardo Leite, has announced he is gay – a rare move celebrated by many as a triumph over prejudice in a country whose president has declared himself a proud homophobe. Leite, the 36-year-old governor of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, made the announcement on Thursday night …

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NFL Matches Gay Player’s $100K Trevor Project Gift

The Hill reports: The NFL on Tuesday announced that it is matching Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib’s $100,000 donation to an LGBT organization, a day after the defensive lineman made history by becoming the first active league player to come out as gay. “The NFL is supporting Raiders DE Carl Nassib by matching his donation with a $100,000 contribution …

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First Ever Active NFL Player Comes Out As Gay [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib, 28, made the announcement in an Instagram post. “What’s up people?” Nassib posted. “I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just want to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been …

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Gay Bachelor Star Regrets Not Coming Out Sooner: I Had The Chance In 2014 When Michael Sam Came Out

Variety reports: The future star of “The Bachelor” had been hiding his sexuality — from his family, his friends and himself — for his entire life. Underwood knew, at the age of six, that he was different; by his early teenage years, he knew he was attracted to men. But growing up in a religious and conservative small town, especially …

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Gay Bachelor Star: I Was Blackmailed Over “Spa” Visit

Variety reports: Colton Underwood takes a deep breath, as he tells this story for the first time. According to him, last year, while living in Los Angeles, he secretly visited a spa known for catering to gay clientele. Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email, which has been reviewed by Variety, from someone claiming to have taken his nude photos …

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“Christian Virgin” Former Bachelor Star Comes Out

Page Six reports: Colton Underwood is gay. The former “Bachelor” came out to Robin Roberts in a “Good Morning America” interview that aired Wednesday morning. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time,” the 29-year-old said in the pre-taped interview. “I’ve hated myself for a long time. I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing …

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Prominent Christian Author Comes Out, Will Divorce

The Christian Post reports: Christian author Matthew Paul Turner came out as gay on social media and announced that he and his wife are divorcing as he seeks to “embrace freedom, hope, and God as a gay man.” “Dear friends, I have difficult news to share. After much thought, prayer, and counseling, Jessica and I have made the decision to …

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Disney+ Coming Out Short Film Wins Raves [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Pixar’s movie lineup still leaves much to be desired in terms of LGBTQ inclusion, but a short film released on Friday shows there is the capacity to bring these stories to life through tearjerking animation. Out, the latest Pixar short released through Disney+’s SparkShorts series, arrived this week with the story of Greg as he moves in …

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Queer Eye Star Isn’t Having Aaron Schock’s “Apology”

Roll Call reports: Aaron Schock came out as gay on Thursday, and a famous former resident of Illinois’ 18th District, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, isn’t here for it. “The amount of queens I’m seeing like Aaron Schock’s insta is such a lol,” the star wrote Friday on Instagram. “This man lived in the closet while voting against LGBTQ interests …

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UNSCHOCKING: Homocon Aaron Schock Comes Out

Posted today to Schock’s Instagram page: I am gay. For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise. For the past year, I have been working through a list of people who I felt should finally hear the news directly from me before I made a public statement. The fact …

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Nine Year-Old Asks Buttigieg’s Advice On Coming Out

The Colorado Sun reports: A 9-year-old Lone Tree boy who joined Pete Buttigieg on stage at a campaign rally in Aurora on Saturday night and who asked for advice on telling the world he is gay told The Colorado Sun he was proud to talk about his sexuality in front of thousands of people. Zachary Ro’s question came as the …

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Olympic Gold Medalist Hurdler Comes Out: “I’m Free”

Out Magazine reports: Gold medalist Kerron Clement is finally ready to share his story. The track athlete publicly came out Friday, on National Coming Out Day, exclusively telling Out, “I was tired of loving in the dark.” “I have been through what a lot of people have been through which is being afraid of being who you are,” he says. …

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CANADA: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Comes Out

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson writes for the Ottawa Citizen: I’m gay. There – I said it; or rather, wrote it. Those two words took me almost four decades to utter, but as they say, “Better late than never.” As I look back over the years, there were some telltale signs that I wasn’t straight. As a grade 7 student, I …

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Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart’s Father Comes Out

The Deseret News reports: Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, shared in a Facebook message with family and friends Thursday that he is gay, divorcing his wife and doesn’t see a place for himself in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In “one of the hardest letters I have ever written,” Smart wrote that “I …

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