Superhero origin stories are engineered, made up to create narrative consonance, to act as a step to the next rung in the series. They are constructed, contrived and concocted. Coming out stories from the LGBTQ+ community have a similar style.
The entire point of the queer spectrum is to embrace inclusivity and acceptance — whichever way you choose to identify yourself. Unlike your closets, there’s no need for labels here.
For queer Indians, while coming out of the closet will no longer be legally fraught thanks to the scrapping of Section 377, it will continue to be a challenging personal milestone
On the anniversary of the first Pride March in Calcutta and the historic judgment of 2009 which decriminalised gay sex in India, here is a guide to things you shouldn't say when a gay friend comes out to you
Coming out as the parent of a gay child is no easy feat. Because I might have had to come out of the closet only once, but for my mother — as a supportive parent — it’s an everyday struggle
‘Queer women should come out only when they feel safe,' says Sonal Giani #FirstCulture | #OutAndProud | #MumbaiPride | #377QuitIndia
Out and Proud: Meet Aruna Desai, mother and ally who helps young LGBTQ people to come out to their families
Aruna Desai's stubborn optimism and drive has made her a go-to person for young members of the LGBTQI community, when they need assistance or want to come out to their parents | FirstCulture
A step-by-step guide to stepping out of the closet this International Coming Out Day
The LGBTIQ community observed National Coming Out Day on 11 October. But here's why we need more people to 'come out' as our allies.
Promoting "traditional values", President Vladimir Putin last year signed a law prohibiting the spread of "gay propaganda" among minors.
Tim Cook's coming out is the kind that most gay people want. It adds another layer to what we know about them without defining his persona and colouring his work.
A married man comes out as gay. And among many fears he is able to let go of is one that kept him from enjoying Diwali.
A sailor in Chile has become the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay
At the Golden Globe awards, lifetime honoree Jodie Foster revealed something a Bollywood celebrity would never ever ‘fess up to. She came out. Not as a lesbian. Or at least that wasn't the important part of Jodie Foster's coming out story.
A Washington Post Tumblr blog offers one of the pithiest comments on Anderson Cooper coming out.