Washington Wizards center Jason Collins is coming out as a gay man, prompted by support from friends and the ongoing debate about marriage equality, he tells Sports Illustrated. After years of struggling with his sexuality, he says he was spurred by friend and Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy’s bravery in marching in Boston’s 2012 Gay Pride Parade. He will […]


A black lawmaker in Nevada comes out as that state wrestles with repealing its gay marriage ban. Kelvin Atkinson became the fifth openly gay member of the Nevada legislature after acknowledging he was gay. The senator addressed his colleagues Monday, stepping into the murky waters of race, sexuality and civil rights during the hour-long debate, […]

Now that some of the enthusiasm behind Frank Ocean’s coming out moment has died down, he’s conducted an interview with “the Guardian” about his decision. He first came out about his sexuality on his Tumblr blog July 3, detailing a relationship he had with another man. Shortly after that, the Net was abuzz and he […]