All Posts Tagged as 'Coming Out'
Welcome to Errattic! We encourage you to customize the type of information you see here by clicking the Preferences link on the top of this page.
A ‘ladies man’ thought he was straight all his life. After he had a stroke, he fell in love with his male nurse
Adam, who appeared on First Dates in 2014, went down a storm with viewers at the time – and now the clip of his date has resurfaced, reminding viewers everywhere of his incredible coming out story.
Up until the age of 21, Adam thought he was straight – but a health scare changed everything.
After he had a blood clot in his brain, Adam had a stroke that left him paralysed down one side when he was just 21-years-old.
He was unable to speak or move freely, so ended up staying in hospital for two months where he was nursed back to health by a gay nurse.
DJ Spencer Brown Comes Out as Gay, Will Not 'Live In Fear'
The 26-year-old techno artist — who began his career touring with Avicii and since gone on to headline major music events like the Electric Daisy Carnival — penned a coming-out essay Monday for Billboard.
"I am gay. It’s so much easier to say today than it was even a few years ago," Brown wrote. "While I have never publicly denied this part of me, I have also never spoken out about it. I will no longer live in fear."
In the piece, the San Francisco-based DJ said that growing up in a "heteronormative community" in Dallas, he grappled with "unshakable self-hate" and "crippling anxiety." However, he found some comfort in the local dance music scene.
"As a teenager, I would sneak into shows to be a part of a beautiful community where all races, genders, sexualities, and religions came together to celebrate life," Brown wrote. "It didn’t matter who you were, and it still doesn’t. As long as you bring good energy, you are welcome. It was where I belonged, and it’s still where I belong."
Fleabag star Ben Aldridge comes out as a ‘proud and thankful’ member of the LGBT+ community
Ben Aldridge, known professionally for being attractive and also starring in British comedy-drama Fleabag, revealed he is a member of the LGBT+ community.
Schoolboy ‘murdered date for being transgender’ – then smirked during court appearance
A schoolboy murdered a woman he went home with after she told him she was transgender – then smirked during a court appearance, it is claimed. Orlando
Perez, 18, was seen grinning and trying to speak during a court hearing Tuesday, two days after he allegedly shot Selena Reyes-Hernandez, 37, dead at her home in Chicago. His public defender stopped him from talking.
Perez reportedly met Reyes-Hernandez for the first time shortly before her murder, with surveillance cameras showing the pair walking to her apartment.
Once there, Perez asked his date and ‘if she was a girl,’ it is claimed. When Reyes-Hernandez shared her gender identity, Perez said he had to leave, according to a video interview recorded by investigators. Surveillance footage showed him leaving the apartment, then returning around 10 minutes later with a dark face covering. He is said to have been filmed taking out a handgun and racking its slide.
Police investigating the horrific murder of Dominique Rem’mie Fells, a Black trans woman left dismembered in a river, find weapon in suspect’s home
Pablo Alboran Comes Out as Gay: 'Today I Want My Voice To Be Louder’
In the midst of Pride Month, Pablo Alborán took to social media to share a very personal message with his fans.
“We need to reconsider our lives, careers, what does and doesn’t make us happy,” he said of the “bittersweet” year. “I think that we often forget about the love that unites us and makes us stronger.”
Turkish president Erdogan backs Muslim cleric who claims ‘evil’ homosexuals spread disease: ‘He’s absolutely right’
Ali Erbas, who is the head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), used a sermon at the start of Ramadan on Friday to call on people to “work together” against homosexuality.
He said: “Islam curses homosexuality. Homosexuality brings with it illnesses and decay to lineage. Let’s work together to protect people from such evil.”
The inflammatory remarks were condemned by LGBT+ and human rights groups, but this has only prompted a bigger row in the country – with anti-LGBT+ figures rushing out to defend the state official.
Doctor stripped of license during pandemic over sexist & anti-LGBTQ social media posts
Jeff Goldblum suggested that Islam is homophobic & sexist. Is he right?
The gay nephew of a notorious Brazilian homophobe came out as a drag queen. His evangelical pastor mum reacted in the most unexpected way
Trans Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico, Third This Month
Lesbian refugee in Kenya brutally beaten and raped by ‘gang of eight ruthless men’
Newly Engaged Couple Vanishes Shortly After Moving In Together, Leaving A Cell Phone Behind
Why do we come out quietly? Do we not want to disturb the neighbors? 22-Apr-2020
Disgraced ex-Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay
Scandal-scarred former Rep. Aaron Schock has come out as gay — admitting it has left him disowned by his deeply religious family who wants him to go through conversion therapy.
“I am gay,” wrote the 38-year-old ex-pol who resigned from Congress five years ago amid claims he misused government and campaign funds, with federal charges only dropped last year.
“For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise,” admitted Schock, who noted there was plenty of “speculation” while he was in office.
“In many ways I regret the time wasted in not having done so sooner,” he said. “Life is better with nothing to fear or hide.”
"I'm 51 and gay, but I can't come out": callers opens up to James O'Brien
This is the powerful moment a caller came out as gay to James O'Brien and opened up about why he can't tell anyone else.
This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield, who has been married for almost 27 years and has two grown up daughters, has announced that he is gay.
James' caller Joe found the story "amazing" and felt compelled to call in because he is gay and feels unable to tell anyone.
"I've turned to drugs," said Joe, "I'm 50 years old and I turned to drugs 12 months ago."
"Because the stress of keeping it secret was too much for you?" asked James, and Joe confirmed that he at times has felt suicidal having to hide the truth after realising he was gay at 12.
Ryan Russell, NFL free agent, comes out as bisexual
Watching his best friend die of cancer in his 20s, Russell decided he had to make a change in his life.
He announced that change Thursday, telling both ESPN and Outsports that he is bisexual.
CrossFit athlete Alec Smith comes out as gay
Alec Smith can squat 440 pounds and deadlift 505, but no lift was as hard as recording the four-minute video he released today where he came out as gay.
“Took a DNA test, turns out I’m gay.” Smith posted on Instagram.
In a halting voice and at times on the verge of tears, Smith, 26, told his 311,000 followers that he has struggled with his sexuality since he was 12.
Diplo tells fans he “might be gay” as plane makes emergency landing
Diplo appeared to address his sexuality in a recent Instagram post.
The 40-year-old songwriter, producer and DJ from America told his 5.5 million followers ”I might be gay” in an Instagram post after his plane had to make an emergency landing due to a cracked windshield.
“Dear Colombus and Minneapolis, my jet window just cracked open and the pilots are wearing masks so not sure ill make my shows tonight,” he wrote, before adding: “Also i never told you this but I might be gay.”
He later updated the post’s caption to let fans know he was safe, writing: “We landed and no one died I still might be gay but I’m definitely not going to tye die anymore jets.”
Gay Irish strongman and his fiancé celebrated Pride where marriage equality is banned
McNaghten describes himself as a trailblazer in his sport. “I’m the first openly gay strongman to come out in the UK and Ireland, possibly even Europe,” he said.
But he takes the view that being gay is just one facet of who he is. “I want to be Ireland’s strongest man,” said McNaghten. “I don’t want to be Ireland’s strongest gay man.”
“The shock that people have that you’re gay — I don’t think it’s something that matters to me. I generally just think it’s gossip.”
NBA star Dwight Howard denies gay rumor
US professional basketball player Dwight Howard denied rumors he’s gay.
The proclamation comes about after a man named Masin Elije claimed the two had a sexual relationship. Eljie also alleged Dwight offered him ‘hush money’ when things ended.
‘I’m not gay,’ Howard told Kristine Leahy from FS1’s Fair Game. ‘There’s people who have different problems in life and they have to hide. They have to put on the mask every day, and it’s like, I don’t wanna wear no mask, I just wanna be.’
Gay Star News
k.d. lang Says Coming Out Denied Her a Chance to Remain Mysterious
Singer k.d. lang stunned the world coming out to The Advocate in 1992. But she says now the experience ultimately proved ‘exhausting’ and stripped the singer of some public mystery.
“I grew up with the adage that there is a wealth of purpose in being mysterious,” lang said in a new interview with The Guardian. “And I feel like I haven’t had the chance to be mysterious. My sexuality, and everything, was so much out in the open, and has been for many years. I feel exhausted by being exposed.”