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As queer people, we have had a difficult history. While currently we may live in a more progressive time, in the past the LGBTIQ community has faced many challenges. From the Stonewall Riots, to the rise of marriage equality our history is rich and emotional. Below is a list of LGBTIQ books which represent out …

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Schitt’s Creek creator and star Dan Levy has been brought to tears by a queer fan who told him she was inspired to come out because of one episode of the show. The quirky Canadian comedy series has become an unexpected queer favourite during its five seasons. The show’s cult status is in no small …

olympic gold medallist kerron clement

Olympic Gold medallist Kerron Clement came out on National Coming Out Day. He made the announcement while celebrating the opening of the new rainbow flag-inspired Gilbert Baker running track at Los Angeles City College. Kerron told OUT Magazine he wanted freedom. “I was tired of loving in the dark. “I have been through what a …

albert nabonibo

Well-known Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo came out as gay in August. While he still has his day job as an accountant, he worries about his continuing employment because of the backlash. When Albert revealed his sexuality in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel, it caused shock in the conservative central African nation. Although …

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An anonymous user on Reddit has asked the internet for advice about a very complex coming out situation at his upcoming wedding. Reddit’s “Am I The Asshole” (AITA) subreddit focuses on social and ethical dilemmas. One Reddit user took to the forum to explain that his brother is gay, but not out to extended family. …

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TIME Magazine devotes their August cover to breakout singer Lil Nas X. The singer who crosses genres between hip-hop and country came out as gay at the end of Pride month. In his interview with TIME, Lil Nas X said he never planned to come out. He attributed that to hearing from a young age …

australian soccer player andy brennan

Australian soccer player Andy Brennan says he has received an “amazing” amount of support since coming out in May. The 26-year-old former Newcastle Jets A-League player revealed his big news on Instagram in May. Now Brennan has shared the overwhelmingly positive reaction in the months since. “I haven’t had one negative comment. That was something …

Just a Mum Shelley Argent Leanne Edmistone Marriage Equality

Of course, a book about Shelley Argent is going to address the Marriage Equality debate. However, Just a Mum co-authored with Leanne Edmistone documents not only the battle but also what brought Shelley to it. Shelley Argent always wanted a family. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she dreamed of a loving family of her …

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A toxic workplace culture is bad for all employees, but can be a particular burden on LGBTIQ employees, already stigmatised by their sexuality or identity, writes RJ Miles. I wish workplace mental health initiatives were more about helping people to understand the psychology of burnout and less about getting people to do yoga. The benefits …

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen has shared that his greatest regret in life was not coming out to his parents. McKellen was recently a guest on podcast David Tennant Does A Podcast With, and opened up about how he wished he could have told his parents – Denis and Margery – that he was gay before they …

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