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Olympic gold medallist: I was tired of loving in the dark

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I long considered my grandmother proof that the secret to a long life is to be a cold hard bitch. So I judged her the greatest obstacle to sharing my truth with the world when I came out at seventeen. I did not otherwise regard the experience as of any real consequence, never suffering the …

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Former High Court judge Michael Kirby has shared the moment he came out as gay to his mother just days before her death, and her heartwarming response. The 82-year-old spoke to comedian and artist Anh Do on this week’s episode of ABC program Anh’s Brush with Fame. Kirby opened up about the struggles he faced …

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A group of Australian lesbians have opened up in an episode of the ABC series You Can’t Ask That. The eye-opening show allows people from a marginalised or misunderstood group or community to answer anonymous questions – some ignorant, some well-meaning, some both – from the public. You Can’t Ask That’s new season starts this …

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Australian tennis champ Sam Stosur has shared the backstory behind her late-night decision to go public with her relationship with long-time partner Liz Astling in 2019. Stosur (above right) spoke with journalist Neroli Meadows on sports podcast Ordineroli Speaking about coming out after the 2019 Newcombe Medal tennis awards. That night, Stosur acknowledged Liz in …

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Kate Winslet said she sadly knows of gay actors in Hollywood hiding their sexuality out of fear they won’t get cast in straight roles. The actress revealed she knows at least four actors who are fearful of coming out in part due to persistent stigma in the film industry. “I cannot tell you the number …

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JoJo Siwa has revealed she’s in a relationship with an “amazing, wonderful” girlfriend who helped her come out to fans as on social media last month. The 17-year-old American singer, dancer and YouTube megastar opened up in an interview with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Siwa explained she’s currently in a relationship with “the …

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YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa has said she’s “never ever been this happy” after coming out as queer to her millions of fans on social media. The 17-year-old singer, dancer and YouTube superstar first dropped hints in a TikTok video posted to her 31 million followers last week. In the video, she danced to Lady Gaga’s …

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Director Alan Ball and actor Paul Bettany reimagine their own family histories in new movie Uncle Frank, about a closeted gay man coming out in the 1970s. True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball, who is gay, wrote and directed the new film, which takes place in 1973. Teenager Beth leaves her rural …

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Former British soccer player Thomas Beattie has come out as gay, opening up about the stigma that made him feel he had to hide who he was while playing the sport. The former pro player, who retired in 2015, told ESPN he spent years of his career feeling empty and lonely. This was despite his …

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The first full trailer for Love, Victor, the TV spinoff of 2018 gay drama Love, Simon, has arrived. Love, Victor takes place in the same world as the film. Victor is a new student at the same high school. Like Simon before him, he’s “on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting …

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