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Same Love: Why Doesn't Coming Out Get Better With Age?

Although a lot of progress has been made in the fight for equality, coming out of the closet is still a hard experience to go through. Telling friends and family members that you're gay is tough under the best of circumstances — Can you imagine doing so when you're an older adult?

Homosexuality: Coming Out Late In Life
You've finally admitted you're gay — now what?
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Coming Out Late In Life? 9 Challenges To Expect

Coming out as gay is tough for anyone, but it's especially difficult when you do it when you're older. Expert Rick Clemons shares some of the most common problems people face coming out late in life and gives advice on how to handle them.

Life Coach: Michael Sam's Coming Out
Did Michael Sam make the right decision to come out to his teammates? You bet.
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What's Wrong With Michael Sam Coming Out?

Michael Sam was brave to come out to his football team — but was it a wise choice? Expert Rick Clemons shares his take on Sam's decision and disproves a lot of the fears that are swirling around.

Breakup: Getting Over Your First Gay Breakup
You will get through your first gay breakup, even if it doesn't seem like it now.
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5 Tips For Getting Over Your First (Gay) Breakup

Your first relationship after coming out of the closet will be an amazing experience. Until it ends. Expert Rick Clemons explains why your first gay breakup is different from any other kind of breakup and gives tips on how you can move past it.

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Ellen Page Discusses Coming Out On 'ellen', And It Is Perfection

Ellen Page officially came out in February while giving her speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference. She has since been met with a great deal of love and support. Recently, she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime show and ladies discussed how liberating coming out is, and the stress and fear they each experiences before taking them plunge themselves.

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Daniel Franzese is enjoying his new, out, open life.
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Daniel Franzese Comes Out In A Letter To 'Mean Girls' Damian

Daniel Franzese played Damian in Mean Girls, who Janice infamously dubbed "too gay to function." In real life, Franzese was gay as well -- but he kept it a secret, going so far as to smooch a female date at the red carpet premiere of the now-classic flick. However, Franzese is coming out of the closet and coming clean with both himself and his character, Damian, about his sexuality. Franzese came out in the form of a moving letter to his out and proud Mean Girls onscreen alter ego.

Coming Out: Five Biggest Regrets After Escaping The Closet
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Coming Out: Five Biggest Regrets After Escaping The Closet

It’s been almost 14 years since I came out of the closet. I’ve now been with my partner, almost as long as I was married. And, I’ve almost spent a third of my life on the other side of the closet door, being authentically who I am – a gay man. So what does that all add up to? A lot of joy, heartache, peace, and regrets. Today I want to focus on the regrets, and don’t worry, this is not meant to be a downer, so please keep on readin’ on.

Coming Out: Pitfalls and Perks Of Being A Late Bloomer
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Coming Out: Pitfalls and Perks Of Being A Late Bloomer

For me it was at age 38. For my current clients, it was at age 37, 43, 48, 55, and 60. Age has nothing to do with the decision to come out of the closet, because we all do it at exactly the same time...when we’re ready. Granted, the longer you wait, the scarier it becomes. On the flip side, the longer you wait, the more maturity you bring to the table and resilience to weather the storm that often comes after saying, “Frankly My Dear I’m Gay.”

Homosexuality: Process Of Coming Out To Friends & Family [VIDEO]
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The Coming Out Process: What Should I Expect?

Homosexuality and coming out of the closet is a hot topic, especially for those who struggling in secrecy. It can be a trying and emotional time and it's beneficial to have an understanding support system. YourTango Experts Senior VP Melanie Gorman is joined by life coaches Frankie Bashan, Mary Malia, Rick Clemons, JJ. Cameron Gantt to discuss the journey of coming out and what you can do to make your experience as comfortable for yourself as possible.