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#Coming Out

# coming-out - Friday 7 February, 2020

Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'
# Coming Out
# Coming Out

Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'

Feb 7th 2020, 10:40 AM 118,434 Views 211 Comments

Schofield made the announcement in a statement posted on his Instagram account.

# coming-out - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'
# Opening Up
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# Opening Up

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'

Aug 20th 2019, 9:43 PM 8,375 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Katie McCabe reflects on the positive reaction since opening up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn.

# coming-out - Saturday 7 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 7th 2017, 11:59 AM 41,912 Views 22 Comments

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

# coming-out - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 17th 2017, 9:18 AM 4,341 Views 0 Comments

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

# coming-out - Sunday 28 May, 2017

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

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

May 28th 2017, 10:00 AM 67,344 Views 10 Comments

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

# coming-out - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres shared a brilliant update on her iconic 1997 Time Magazine cover
# I'm Still Gay
From The Daily Edge
# I'm Still Gay

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

Apr 30th 2017, 4:50 PM 8,857 Views 1 Comment

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

# coming-out - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years
# I Write The Songs
# I Write The Songs

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

Apr 5th 2017, 9:31 PM 27,288 Views 50 Comments

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

# coming-out - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 26th 2017, 10:30 PM 50,008 Views 52 Comments

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

# coming-out - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

This teenager came out to her family while on a Disneyland rollercoaster
# Coming Out
From The Daily Edge
# Coming Out

This teenager came out to her family while on a Disneyland rollercoaster

Jul 6th 2016, 9:51 PM 4,373 Views 1 Comment

Excellent.

# coming-out - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Huge rise in young people coming out as gay since marriage referendum
# One Year On
# One Year On

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

May 22nd 2016, 2:29 PM 24,770 Views 154 Comments

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

# coming-out - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 2:30 PM 7,126 Views 10 Comments

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

# coming-out - Thursday 4 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 4th 2015, 5:05 PM 16,631 Views 72 Comments

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

# coming-out - Saturday 23 May, 2015

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

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

May 23rd 2015, 1:56 PM 22,923 Views 65 Comments

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

# coming-out - Monday 27 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,162 Views 134 Comments

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

# coming-out - Friday 13 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 13th 2015, 10:55 PM 55,671 Views 200 Comments

“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.”

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

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

Feb 13th 2015, 7:38 PM 19,922 Views 32 Comments

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
# Pat Carey
From The Daily Edge
# Pat Carey

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

Feb 13th 2015, 1:05 PM 3,865 Views 1 Comment

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

# coming-out - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 20th 2015, 7:55 AM 23,608 Views 29 Comments

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

# coming-out - Monday 19 January, 2015

8 wonderful coming out reactions that will warm your heart
# Coming Out
From The Daily Edge
# Coming Out

8 wonderful coming out reactions that will warm your heart

Jan 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 30,756 Views 25 Comments

* Ugly cry*

# coming-out - Sunday 18 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 18th 2015, 2:22 PM 28,454 Views 127 Comments

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

19 heart-warming and funny reactions to Varadkar coming out
# Coming Out
From The Daily Edge
# Coming Out

19 heart-warming and funny reactions to Varadkar coming out

Jan 18th 2015, 12:54 PM 88,418 Views 106 Comments

“He’s 36?!?!”

'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' -  Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first
# Coming Out
From The Daily Edge
# Coming Out

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

Jan 18th 2015, 11:04 AM 43,347 Views 69 Comments

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

# coming-out - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 14th 2015, 10:15 AM 32,030 Views 68 Comments

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

# coming-out - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay
# Proud
From The Daily Edge
# Proud

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay

Dec 16th 2014, 4:17 PM 5,318 Views 8 Comments

Beautiful.

# coming-out - Friday 21 November, 2014

13-year-old comes out to best friend via text, best friend has heartwarming response
# Aw
From The Daily Edge
# Aw

13-year-old comes out to best friend via text, best friend has heartwarming response

Nov 21st 2014, 8:25 AM 9,145 Views 5 Comments

<3

# coming-out - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?
# You're Not My Type
# You're Not My Type

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

Nov 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 5,905 Views 72 Comments

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

# coming-out - Sunday 31 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 31st 2014, 7:30 PM 2,797 Views 73 Comments

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

# coming-out - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly
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From The Daily Edge
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Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly

Aug 14th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,202 Views 1 Comment

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

# coming-out - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 13th 2014, 12:11 PM 32,482 Views 74 Comments

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

# coming-out - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait
# Art Attack
From The Daily Edge
# Art Attack

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:07 PM 4,305 Views 0 Comments

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

# coming-out - Saturday 22 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 22nd 2014, 9:30 AM 6,399 Views 4 Comments

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

# coming-out - Monday 10 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 10th 2014, 3:10 PM 12,919 Views 23 Comments

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.

# coming-out - Saturday 9 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 9th 2013, 12:00 PM 47,906 Views 82 Comments

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.

# coming-out - Friday 11 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,750 Views 48 Comments

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.

10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day
# Pride
From The Daily Edge
# Pride

10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day

Oct 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,078 Views 95 Comments

It’s today!

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,233 Views 106 Comments

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.

# coming-out - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

This photo is how one man came out to his Facebook friends
# Stepping Out
From The Daily Edge
# Stepping Out

This photo is how one man came out to his Facebook friends

Jun 12th 2013, 3:35 PM 10,464 Views 0 Comments

He wins.

# coming-out - Friday 15 March, 2013

PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son
# Father Of The Year
From The Daily Edge
# Father Of The Year

PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son

Mar 15th 2013, 6:00 PM 46,299 Views 67 Comments

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

# coming-out - Thursday 7 February, 2013

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

German FA sets up group to help gay players

Feb 7th 2013, 7:32 AM 4,864 Views 5 Comments

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

# coming-out - Thursday 6 January, 2011

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

Sportswriter comes out as gay in his latest column

Jan 6th 2011, 2:42 PM 326 Views 0 Comments

Boston Herald writers pens moving piece.