We're always glad when anyone comes out,
although it's particularly noteworthy when well-known people do. They
provide role models for young LGBT people and drive home the message
that we are everywhere, while usually enhancing their own lives in the
process — living openly and honestly is good for the soul.
We're looking back at some famous folks
who’ve come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, or
fluid this year. Of course, you don’t have to be famous for your
coming-out to make an impact. When people know someone who is LGBT,
they’re far more likely to support our rights. “Every person who speaks
up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for
equality,” notes the Human Rights Campaign, which offers coming-out
Click through to see the variety of people who’ve come out this year —
actors, athletes, musicians, clergy members, politicians, and more. Read more...