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America’s Got Talent judge Julianne Hough came out in Women’s Health Magazine, saying she’s “not straight.” Hough is married to pro hockey player Brooks Laich and did not define her sexual orientation beyond that. In a wide-ranging interview for the magazine’s “Naked Issue,” Hough talks about a new exercise and lifestyle program she’s developing and how it has led her to a process of radical rediscovery of her own life goals. Laich has been supportive of her evolution, she says,...

In an appearance on Watch What Happens Live this week, singer Lance Bass opened up about that time he came out to Britney Spears on her wedding night to get her to stop crying. The interview starts when Andy Cohen asking, “I remember you telling me Britney Spears was one of the first people you came out to.” Bass then launches into a strange but touching coming out story. “It was the night she got married the first time, in Vegas,” he explains. In...

Shawn Mendes gave a thoughtful response recently after a young fan asked him to help her come out to her parents at a pre-concert Q&A in Oakland, California. But ultimately, the “Mercy” singer turned down the request, and his refusal, however well-intentioned, has rubbed some people the wrong way. Video from the Q&A shows the young girl telling Mendes that she’s bisexual. “I, like, haven’t told anybody,” she added. “My parents are kind of, like, very strict, and I don’t...

This just in: Fuller House star and Dancing With The Stars contestant Juan Pablo Di Pace just came out as gay. During an emotional TedX event, the 39-year old actor/singer opened up about the homophobic abuse he suffered growing up in Argentina. “Acceptance was my fuel, and when that is the case, like an addict, you do whatever it takes to get a fix,” he said. “I figured, if I changed my f*cking self, I could be in.” Di Pace, who was raised Catholic,...

Iain Lee has a popular radio host, comedian, and reality TV personality for the U.K. During a recent episode of his TalkRADIO show, the 46-year-old former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant made a big reveal about his sexuality. Lee opened up seeing a psychotherapist after getting into a bad car accident, and it was during his therapy sessions that he realized he was bisexual. “He’s helped me realize that I’m probably bisexual,” he said on TalkRADIO. “So,...

A chance meeting during World Pride last week became a life-changing moment for Army Specialist Brion Houston when he came out on live television. The Vermont resident stopped by to chat with ABC News during the historic celebration and gave the network an unexpected exclusive as he referred to the event as “My first WorldPride and first Pride ever.” The interviewer then asked if he was out in the military. Houtson’s response: “I’m not yet, but now I am, so congrats.” He...

During his valedictorian graduation speech, a high school senior named Mason Bleu announced to his class that he is bisexual. In his speech, Bleu said: “I want to end this speech by saying the only way we can make change is by being educated. I want to remind all of you to always be proud and to always remain humble. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished, be proud of who you are. Continue seeking knowledge and most importantly find ways to...

June marks pride month, but it’s also the halfway point of the year. As such, it’s the perfect time to look back at the past six months to take a look at some of the people who have come out of the closet. As society accepts the evolving definitions of sexuality and gender, the process of coming out has become more complex. Stars like Sam Smith and Jonathan Van Ness – celebs we already knew as gay – are now publicly...

Bisexuals are six times more likely to be in the closet than their gay or lesbian counterparts, according to a study from Stanford University and the Pew Research Center. A mere 19% of bisexuals went on record to say that all or most of the people they consider important in their lives are aware they are bisexual. By comparison, 75% of gay and lesbian adults are similarly out. Additionally, 26% of bisexual adults are not out to any important people in...

Eugene Lee Yang — a 33-year-old queer choreographer better known as one of Buzzfeed’s “Try Guys”  — recently came out as gay in a Twitter post with an accompanying dramatic music video which he wrote, directed and choreographed. The video features instrumental music by Odesza and dramatic interpretations of societal queerphobia including a shooting at a gay bar, a gay bashing, an angry sermon at a conservative church and familial rejection. The video also features other Asian performers including RuPaul’s Drag...

Entertainment Weekly issued six covers featuring out celebrities for its annual Pride issue.Melissa Etheridge, Anderson Cooper, Janet Mock, Ruby Rose, Neil Patrick Harris, and Wilson Cruz each grace their own magazine cover.Each celebrity discussed their coming out journeys."I personally came out when I was leaving home when I was 18. I'm like, 'I'm gay!' And they were like, 'We know!'" Melissa Etheridge said. "My mother didn't talk to me for a while, but that all came back. Then I entered Hollywood, and...

In 1995, Billy Bean gave up the game he loved for the man he loved. Playing for the San Diego Padres, the lefty outfielder fell in love while on a road trip to Miami. Given what he felt at the time was a complete antipathy to gay ballplayers (to this day, not one MLB player has come out), he felt he had little choice but to retire at the end of the season to live more openly as a gay...

Octavia Donata Columbro is living her truth, nearly three years after competing on ITV’s The X Factor as one half of the pop duo Bratavio: Columbro announced in a new interview with The Sun that she is transitioning to female. The singer’s transition follows years of inner torment. “I lost my drive for life,” she tells the newspaper. “I shut myself away from the world and would spend days in my bedroom with the curtains drawn not wanting to see...

Gay Pride wasn’t born yesterday, but at 50 this month, it’s never been more vital. That’s due, in part, to Rupert Everett, who was something of a pioneer in the movement as it entered adulthood. The 60-year-old actor came out in 1989, five years into his filmography, back when it still was considered certain career suicide to do so. I’ve always thought of Everett as a successful actor, so I was surprised to come across a 2009 The Guardian profile...

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