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'Coming Out' Isn't A Moment; It's Way Of Life

Today is National Coming Out Day, and it always finds a way to creep up and pummel me with a fist of emotions. This day reminds me of the journey I've been on for nearly seven years—from the torment of the closet to the proud, open person I see in the mirror now. See, coming out is not a one-shot deal. It begins with a finite moment, of course, but coming out is an infinite expedition in the life of a homosexual.

10 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Bisexual
Fergs? Go for it girl!
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10 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Bisexual

Sure, Fergie's all ready to pop any minute now but before playing wifey to Josh Duhamel, this mama-to-be was loving on some ladies. Surprised? Yeah, we were too, so we decided to dig a little deeper. Check out the other 9 celebrities we uncovered play for both teams.

”And The Survey Says...” - Best Coming Out Advice
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”And The Survey Says...” - Best Coming Out Advice

Numerous articles have been written. Thousands of frames of video shot. And, more debates and discussions have been had in open forums and closed closets than humanly possible to imagine. No matter how old you are, or the level of experience you had experimenting with your sexuality, there is no right or wrong way to do what you’re about to do...COME OUT OF THE CLOSET. If anyone tells you they have the perfect solution, either

3 Questions to Ask Before Entering the GLBT Workforce
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3 Questions to Ask Before Entering the GLBT Workforce

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Professionals have a lot of considerations in today's ever changing workforce.  Decisions vary depending on whether you are out in your personal life and/or professional life.  They can also vary depending on the industry within which you work.  The following 3 Reflection Questions can serve as a stepping off point for GLBT professionals facing these sometimes daunting challenges.    

Gay Marriage — Come Out, Come Out, Wherever you Are!
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Gay Marriage — Come Out, Come Out, Wherever you Are!

Larry Cappel is a trained relationship coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He can be reached through his website if you'd like to talk about any aspect of your relationship. Olly olly, oxen free! In the children’s game Hide and Seek, the players stay hidden until found or called to come out of their hiding spots. As adults, if we stay hidden we pay a high price for our invisibility.

The Ins And Outs Of Gay Parenting
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The Ins And Outs Of Gay Parenting

If you have come to the realization that you’re gay and you’ve got kids, I’m sure you are stressed and worried about the impact it could have on your kids AND you are probably wondering what your experience will be like as a gay parent. Therefore, I thought it would be helpful to talk about specific age groups and what the experiences can be like for both you and your kids.

How Coming Out Of The Closet Can Change Your Life
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How Coming Out Of The Closet Can Change Your Life

Imagine living in a closet.  I would think it feels lonely, there is little freedom to move around, and the chances of meeting someone you can share your life with becomes much less likely, unless they open the door.  The term “coming out of the closet” is very apropos in that the real life experience of those living in the closet is stifling.  We all know (and don’t know) people who live in constant fear of being tagged as gay.  Professionals who are competent and normally in control of their lives can become shaken and insecure if they give away pe

5 Tips To Make Your New Years Resolutions Stick
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5 Tips To Make Your New Years Resolutions Stick

The New Year is right around the corner and with that comes the opportunity for you to create some big changes in your life. Let’s face it, most of us make all sorts of resolutions when the New Year rolls around and most times, they never really stick. As Chicago’s resident gay dating coach, this time of year is always fairly busy for me because I have guys who really want to make changes towards finding their ultimate happiness.

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Don't be blue!
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How To Beat The Gay Holiday Blues

We're just days before the big "C" — Christmas. Chanukah has passed and Thanksgiving is a distant memory. Hustle, bustle, parties and keeping-up-appearances is in full swing. Yet, no matter the year, the holiday season brings its own version of joy and folly for many people.