Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player ever, admitted on Good Morning America that he was almost beginning to regret
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?
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.
Michael Sam just became the first ever openly gay NFL player when he got picked up by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft this week. That's a big deal! Get to know him better here.
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 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.
The Coming Out Coach, Rick Clemons, explains what could happen if the NFL and its fans open their hearts and minds to a whole new vision of family sports and entertainment where sexual orientation has no barriers.
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.
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.”
Dating coach Anita Charlot offers dating advice to LGBT newbies. This is valuable advice for anyone who doesn't have a strong support system in the community.
When Ellen Page revealed her identity as a lesbian woman, the country went crazy. But coming out coach Rick Clemons has to ask: Since when is homosexuality front-page news?
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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.
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