Manti Te’o: Game over, man.

By: Friday January 18, 2013 6:43 am

Look, I have no idea whether Manti Te’o is gay. Only he can answer that question. But the football player’s fake dead girlfriend hoax story isn’t going away, and the number of plausible reasons for this fantastic charade occurring are dwindling. Given that the primary fable foisted on the public by Te’o and Notre Dame — [...]

It makes a difference — The 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012

By: Monday December 17, 2012 10:44 am

The most powerful bit of advocacy for LGBT rights is coming out of the closet. Shame, legal obstacles (such as being fired from your job), and fear of violence in inhospitable places still keep many in the closet in 2012, but it was a year where many public figures and ordinary people took that step, [...]

Lindsey Graham says Obama needs to ‘man up’ on Medicare cuts

By: Monday December 10, 2012 11:58 am

“Man up.” Run with that. Sometimes the jokes just tell themselves…from the closet. Think Progress: Appearing on Fox News, Graham put forward an argument that is quickly becoming Republican conventional wisdom: Obama has leverage when it comes to raising tax rates, but once Republicans agree to some sort of a deal, the power will shift to [...]

Anderson Cooper comes out: ‘I do think there is value in standing up and being counted’

By: Monday July 2, 2012 12:05 pm

Finally. Like there was anyone left on the planet that didn’t know; but until any person actually makes a public statement saying “I’m gay” — all that exists is speculation. Anderson Cooper, who was socially out but professionally closeted, gave friend Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email that kicks open the closet door. It’s [...]

Pretend to be surprised: Charlie Crist reportedly paid men to hide gay affair

By: Friday June 8, 2012 9:08 pm

All I can muster is a healthy laugh out loud at this news. It was a poorly kept secret in Florida while Charlie Crist was governor, and when the documentary Outrage (featuring my friend Mike Rogers, and directed by Kirby Dick) came out in 2009, he was effectively outed. It included information about Crist that [...]

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