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#Coming Out

From TheJournal.ie 'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late Speaking Out This post contains videos

'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late

James Kavanagh was on the show with his brother John, who coaches Conor McGregor.

This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out

Handsome Devil was inspired by John Butler’s own experience of being gay at school.

From The42 'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you' Opening Up

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

Ellen DeGeneres shared a brilliant update on her iconic 1997 Time Magazine cover

It’s exactly 20 years since she came out on her sitcom.

From TheJournal.ie Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years I Write The Songs

Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years

The entertainer was married to his long-time partner in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie First Dates' Susan tells of the turmoil she endured as a closeted mother-of-two Coming Out

First Dates' Susan tells of the turmoil she endured as a closeted mother-of-two

Susan told Ryan Tubridy about the whirlwind years which saw her come out of the closet and appear on national television.

From TheJournal.ie Huge rise in young people coming out as gay since marriage referendum One Year On

Huge rise in young people coming out as gay since marriage referendum

The figures are released in a new survey by LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To.

From The42 Munster's Scannell named at 10 as Emerging Ireland take on Uruguay Tbilisi Cup

Munster's Scannell named at 10 as Emerging Ireland take on Uruguay

With fatal flooding hitting the Georgian capital this week, head coach Allen Clarke’s thoughts were for the local population.

From TheJournal.ie "It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out" Changes

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie "Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle Ray Of Light

"Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle

“I think it’s a great thing – particularly for children growing up gay and for the children of gay couples. They already exist.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote Marriage Referendum

'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

From TheJournal.ie Former minister Pat Carey on being gay: 'Colleagues sometimes unwittingly said hurtful things' Former Minister

Former minister Pat Carey on being gay: 'Colleagues sometimes unwittingly said hurtful things'

“To be frank about it I didn’t have the courage, the confidence to talk about it to a wider audience, maybe. I’m sorry about that.”

From TheJournal.ie 14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay Courageous

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

From The42 'It's a really brave thing and the more people that come out, the more acceptable it is' Coming Out

'It's a really brave thing and the more people that come out, the more acceptable it is'

Valerie Mulcahy has been praised by fellow Cork ladies GAA star Anna Geary.

From TheJournal.ie 'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are' Leo

'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are'

Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.

'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' - Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first

Minister Varadkar is the first government minister to publicly announce that he is gay.

From The42 9-time All-Ireland winner Valerie Mulcahy comes out in Donal Óg documentary Speaking Openly

9-time All-Ireland winner Valerie Mulcahy comes out in Donal Óg documentary

The Cork star reveals how she dealt with her sexuality in the broadcast next Monday.

13-year-old comes out to best friend via text, best friend has heartwarming response Aw
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them? You're Not My Type

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?

Gay people aren’t sexual predators ready to pounce on unsuspecting straight friends and colleagues… so calm down.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay? Coming Out

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly

Four years after the teacher’s announcement, the student returned to say thanks.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay Courage

Australia's five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay

The swimmer said he had “wanted to come out” for some time, but didn’t feel as if he could make the admission.

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait

The Olympic diver endured homophobic abuse after he came out last December.

From The42 When you're young and want to come out, a high profile sportsperson doing the same gives you reassurance Emerald Warriors

When you're young and want to come out, a high profile sportsperson doing the same gives you reassurance

Simon Murphy, a gay rugby player, was confused by Neil Francis’ comments last weekend.

From The42 ‘I was living a lie’ – England women’s captain comes out LGBT

‘I was living a lie’ – England women’s captain comes out

The Arsenal defender has revealed that she is gay and added that she won’t be going to the upcoming World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family Opinion

Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family

I’m 28 and in a committed, loving relationship but none of my friends or family know that – because I’ve never told them I’m gay. For all the talk of social acceptability, I still fear of losing the people I love.

From TheJournal.ie Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community Coming Out

Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community

Over 2,500 people a year call the Gay Switchboard Dublin support line, which has said many LGBT people living in rural Ireland face isolation from the community.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself Opinion

Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself

On National Coming Out Day, 68-year-old Eddie Parsons remembers growing up in an Ireland where “being gay was not an option” – and how he finally came out at the age of 54.

PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son

This guy deserves all the high fives you have in stock.

From The42 German FA sets up group to help gay players Coming Out

German FA sets up group to help gay players

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told gay footballers they should have no fear of revealing their homosexuality

From The42 Sportswriter comes out as gay in his latest column Sport Media

Sportswriter comes out as gay in his latest column

Boston Herald writers pens moving piece.