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Minn. Student Gets Death Threats After Coming Out on Facebook

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 6
A high school student from Circle Pines, Minn., says he received a death threat Tuesday, six weeks after coming out on Facebook.

Inspired By Tom Daley, Brazilian Diver Comes Out

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 13
Brazilian diver Ian Matos came out as gay Monday, saying he was inspired to make his announcement because of British Olympic diver Tom Daley’s video, which went viral late last year.

Hitzlsperger Hopes to Make Coming Out Easier

NATIONAL | By Ciaran Fahey | Jan 9
Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easier for other sporting stars to do the same.

Out CNN Host Comments on Robin Roberts’ Coming Out

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 31
Out CNN host Don Lemon reacted to news on Monday that anchor Robin Roberts came out as gay via Facebook, explaining why he believes its important for public figures to come out.

Olympic Diving Star Tom Daley Comes Out

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 2
In a new YouTube video, British Olympic diver Tom Daley revealed to the public for the first time that he is in a relationship with a man.

’ER’ Actress Maria Bello Comes Out

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 2
Maria Bello, who has appeared in several films and TV shows like "ER," came out in a New York Times piece called "Coming Out as a Modern Family."

Diver Tom Daley Receives Social Media Backlash for Coming Out

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 2
British Olympic diver Tom Daley made international headlines Monday after revealing he is in a relationship with a man. While many have lauded the athlete for his announcement, Daley has been the subject of a social media backlash.

’Biggest Loser’ Trainer Comes Out as Gay

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 27
On a recent episode of NBC’s weight-losing reality show, "The Biggest Loser," trainer Bob Harper publicly came out in order to help a contestant, who was struggling with coming out to his family.

’30 Rock’ Actor Declares He’s Gay

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 12
Actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his role on the NBC comedy "30 Rock," has officially come out to the public and revealed he is gay via a new interview with Out magazine.

Philly Gets Its Gay On at OutFest

CULTURE | By David Perry | Nov 5
Over 40,000 visitors attended this year’s 23rd annual Philadelphia OutFest in October, making it the largest National Coming Out Day celebration in the world.

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