Call for Submissions: Back to School – Out in the Halls

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Jr. high, high school, college, trade school, any school can be challenging for gay, bi, trans*, and queer folk. We want to hear your stories and advice.

13 Tips They Don’t Tell You When You Come Out

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On his 13th coming-out anniversary, Anthony Romeo shares advice about sex, selfies, and NOT second-guessing yourself.

When a Gay Man Loses His Dad Before He is Able to Tell His Truth

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Ade meant to tell his father the truth before he fell ill. His dad never recovered and now Ade finds he sacrificed his authenticity for the promise of a temporary connection. Here are his thoughts and feelings.

Words of Hope for a Young Boy Who Is Gay

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“I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”

A Woman Is More Than the Sum of Her Parts

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Siobhán Lynch says Elinor Burkett’s complaint about Caitlyn Jenner becoming a stereotypical woman doesn’t add up.

What Kind of Gay is OK?

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When Albert came out, he discovered that people have very clear ideas on what kind of “gay” is acceptable.

I Still Want to Have a Family. It’s Just Going to Look Different.

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Just before his 26th birthday, Carlo came out to his Catholic family. The reaction was not what he was expected.

Mom, Dad, I’m Not a Lesbian

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Gay-friendly does not always mean trans-friendly, which made his second coming-out hard for Jude.

How a High School Wrestler Came Out to His Homophobic Coach

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Wrestling is serious business at Don Bosco. So is coming out to your coach, especially when he’s also your dad.

When Your Family Thinks You’re a Failure

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Coming to terms with being gay is hard. Sometimes, all we have are ourselves, but sometimes that’s all we need.

Call for Submissions: Why Did You Come Out?

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It takes courage to share something about yourself you’ve kept secret. We want to know why you did it.

What to Do When Your Friend Comes Out to You

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3 simple ways to be supportive when your friend tells you he or she is gay.

Someone Tell Me That I’ll Live: On Murder, Media, and Being a Transgender Person in 2015

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The article confirmed what I had already known for about a decade: I was doomed to a nasty, short, and miserable life.

The Coming Out Books Don’t Prepare You For This

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When Mitch Kellaway came out to his girlfriend, he hoped for support. He didn’t imagine what she would actually be willing to do for him.

What Happened When This Man Came Out to His Devout Muslim Father

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” ‘To Khalid, the boy, the man, the poet, the scholar.’ ”

Empire’s Jussie Smollett Shatters Stereotypes and Says ‘There Is No Closet’

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The actor, whose character broke stereotypes by coming out as gay on the hit FOX show Empire, is sick of people asking whether he’s gay.