18th April 2013
US: Basketball star Brittney Griner comes out as gay: ‘just be who you are’ 1
6:56 PM — US basketball star Brittney Griner has come out as gay, and offered advice for young women looking up to her to "just be who you are", and not worry about what other people might be thinking.
17th April 2013
Video: First major college American football coach speaks out in acceptance of gay players 1
1:35 AM — The first major college football coach has come out to invite gay athletes to play for his team, in a video advocating against homophobia in sport.
16th April 2013
Magic Johnson’s son EJ on coming out publicly: ‘I can only be myself’
6:17 PM — The son of US basketball star Magic Johnson has spoken out to express surprise at the public interest surrounding his sexuality, since he recently went out hand-in-hand with his boyfriend.
15th April 2013
US: University sets up scholarship to support gay students and straight allies 4
6:10 PM — A US university has set up a fund to help out gay students who struggle financially after rejection from their families after coming out, as well as straight students who lose funding after supporting gay classmates.
13th April 2013
Duncan James: Liberty X’s Michelle Heaton hates me joking that she turned me gay 4
3:37 PM — Duncan James, of the boy band Blue, said he had joked to Michelle Heaton of Liberty X that she turned him gay, and she was upset that people might actually believe it was true.
Rapper Azealia Banks says A$AP Rocky should ‘come out of the closet’ for commenting on lipstick 14
1:53 AM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who has been involved in controversy in the past for using homophobic slurs, has again taken to Twitter during a feud with fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, and said the straight artist should "come out of the closet" because he insulted her lipstick.
12th April 2013
US magazine editor: ‘There is a gay agenda and it’s working overtime to send millions to hell’ 43
5:49 PM — A US magazine editor has written a response to what she claimed were “threats” and “intimidation” from members of the “gay agenda”, since she wrote a previous piece saying that if there are gay players in the NFL, they shouldn’t come out.
7th April 2013
US: Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks to Anderson Cooper about four NFL players coming out 2
8:04 PM — Former Baltimore Ravens player and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo has expanded on his announcement earlier this week that four NFL players might soon come out as gay.
Snoop Lion: ‘In the rap world, I don’t know if being gay will ever be acceptable’ 19
5:02 PM — Rap star turned reggae artist Snoop Lion has said that, in the rap music industry, being gay may never be "acceptable" in the way it is for singers.
4th April 2013
Magic Johnson: I have always supported my gay son ‘a million percent’ 3
5:59 PM — Former US basketball player Magic Johnson has again spoken out in support of his son EJ who publicly came out this week by hitting the town in Hollywood hand-in-hand with his boyfriend.
25th March 2013
Son of US Senator who changed stance to support equal marriage reflects on coming out 4
2:18 PM — The gay son of Senator Rob Portman, has written a column reflecting on coming out as a college freshman, a decision which led to his father controversially reversing his decision to support equal marriage.
20th March 2013
Facebook user suggests site read his text messages to know he was gay 26
1:00 AM — A Facebook user claimed that the site knew he was gay before he ever came out, or share the information, other than in a text message sent to a friend. Reports, however, suggest that an algorithm guessed he was gay from activity on other sites.
15th March 2013
Father’s heartwarming letter to son after overhearing his plans to come out goes viral 39
6:17 PM — A supportive letter sent from a father to his son, who he overheard speaking on the phone about wanting to come out, has gone viral, and has been held up as a good example of parental love.
2nd March 2013
Richard Wilson: Magazine gay list ‘blatantly outed’ me, but I don’t mind people knowing I’m gay 39
5:45 PM — Actor and director Richard Wilson, has opened up about being gay in a new interview, after he was named by Time Out in a list of influential gay people.
1st March 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo: Prospective NFL players may have to lie that they’re straight to get drafted 1
1:35 PM — NFL player and equal rights advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has expressed regret at the fact that gay, prospective NFL players may need to lie about their sexuality, when asked, in order to get drafted as professional players.
28th February 2013
Former NFL player criticised for saying ‘it is not realistic for every team to accept gay players’ 12
5:50 PM — A former NFL footballer and radio analyst has come under criticism for saying that he thought it was unfeasible for all teams to accept gay players in the locker room, because of religious opposition to homosexuality.
Clive Davis: ‘I’m gratified by Frank Ocean’s acceptance as bisexual’
3:41 PM — Record executive Clive Davis, who came out as bisexual in his autobiography released last week, has commended R&B singer Frank Ocean, for coming out as bisexual last year, and said he hoped people would be less judged on their sexual orientation.
23rd February 2013
Video: Gay Mormon student posts video of himself coming out 21
5:00 PM — A student at the Mormon Brigham Young University in Utah, has recorded his experience of coming out in a video which he says he hopes more people to understand what it is like being gay and Mormon.
21st February 2013
Comment: Coming out – Is it always something to celebrate? 10
4:05 PM — Paul J Burgess, a co-founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, reflects on the issue of coming out, and questions whether coming out later in life should always be focussed on by the media.
17th February 2013
Gay rights group: ‘Sports in the US have reached a tipping point against homophobia’ 5
8:37 PM — The decision of 25-year-old former Leeds United football player Robbie Rogers, to come out last week, has been commended by gay rights activists, who have described this as a "tipping point" for sports.