coming out

February 3, 2014

Finnish Olympian swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen comes out to raise awareness about Sochi

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen is now the first openly gay Finnish athlete to come out during his active career.

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January 28, 2014

Conner Mertens came out to his college football team last night. Now he comes out publicly.

A place kicker at Willamette University in Oregon, Conner Mertens publicly came out as bisexual. He began his coming out journey by sharing about being bisexual with the head coach of his football team.

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January 22, 2014

Germany's new Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks comes out as lesbian

In a recent interview for the Rheinische Post newspaper, Hendricks said that she would be spending New Year's Eve with her life partner.

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January 13, 2014

Brazilian diver Ian Matos comes out as gay

Inspired by the British diver Tom Daley, a Brazilian diver Ian Matos came out as gay.

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November 21, 2013

Virginia high school state tennis champ comes out on Twitter

Michael Drougas, a senior at Salem High School in western Virginia, comes out publicly in Outsports

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Leaders in athletics receive positive responses to coming out

Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.

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Young LGBT voices: what does pride mean to you? - Hannah Moch

Pride for Hannah has always meant being as out as possible. But she comes to the LGBT community tangentially, so being out to her has meant outing others.

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