Clive Davis Confirms Rumors, Comes Out as Bisexual

Neetzan Zimmerman · 02/19/13 09:27AM

Legendary music mogul Clive Davis, whose impact on pop music and pop culture in general has been felt for the past five decades, reveals in his new memoir that he has been in a "strong monogamous relationship" with a man for the past seven years.

Coming Out Is Weird: Watch a Supercut of People Revealing Their Strange Addictions to Horrified Friends and Family

Rich Juzwiak · 02/14/13 05:00PM

TLC's My Strange Addiction is back for a fourth season, and that is terrific because it such a hilarious show. On it, nothing is sacred, not even the concept of addiction, which is stretched to include things that you don't need a degree in addicitionology to know are not real addictions—if growing one's fingernails and toenails are addictions, they are the slowest release capsules possible. This may be too irreverent and insensitive for some, but I read it as media criticism: Reality TV is not the best source of addiction information. At times, though the show deals with real people (presumably) telling their true stories, it reads as parody.

The 2013 Guidelines for Coming Out

Rich Juzwiak · 01/18/13 01:00PM

Jodie Foster's second public mention of Cydney Bernard — her ex-girlfriend/ partner/ roommate/euphemism/whatever, of something like 16 years -– at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, left people confused. They argued loudly, angrily on Twitter and elsewhere, about whether this counted as Foster's real coming out and, if in fact it did, whether she did it correctly by voicing apparent anger, frustration and conflict over her cultural obligation of having to discuss her private life at all.

Insanity Creator Shaun T Comes Out via Retweet

Rich Juzwiak · 10/15/12 02:10PM

Earlier this year in Entertainment Weekly, Mark Harris wrote about the "new blink-and-you'll-miss-it style" of coming out that is supposedly all the rage amongst celebs today. Outdoing the likes of even Anderson Cooper, the creator of "the hardest workout put on DVD," Insanity, has crafted the easiest way of coming out: the retweet.

Kid's Coming Out Video Takes Unexpected Turn

Neetzan Zimmerman · 07/10/12 07:37AM

YouTuber playerjames6280 says: "It took me 10 years to build up the courage to tell her." Not to spoil the surprise, but suffice it to say this kid's mother takes her son's big news extremely well, all things considered.

Why the Right to Privacy Doesn't Apply to Coming Out

Louis Peitzman · 07/02/12 07:30PM

The more the conversation about coming out changes, the more it stays the same: we're reduced to the fundamentally opposed sides of "celebrities have a moral imperative to come out" and "celebrities have a right to their privacy." I'm less concerned with the former — while the world would certainly be a better place if all gay people felt comfortable identifying as such, and while LGBT youth could always use more role models, there's an element of forced advocacy to suggesting gay people need to be voices for the gay community. Suddenly everything they say or do is viewed through the lens of the cause.

Zachary Quinto Inspires ABC News Anchor to Come Out on Air

Brian Moylan · 10/17/11 03:44PM

Dan Kloeffler, one of the anchors of ABC's World News Now, the zany 3am news program that most people only see when they wake up on the couch to shut off the TV, came out on the air early this morning. And it's all because of Zachary Quinto.