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Matt Damon is in full-on promotional mode for his latest film The Martian in theaters October 2. During his chat with The Guardian, the 44-year-old actor fielded some gay-related questions and answered them like a seasoned beauty pageant contestant ;)

When asked if it’s harder for actors to be openly gay in Hollywood, he talked about the gay rumors that plagued Ben Affleck and himself during their Good Will Hunting days.

“I’m sure. When Ben and I first came on the scene there were rumours that we were gay because it was two guys who wrote a script together. I know. It’s just like any piece of gossip… and it put us in a weird position of having to answer, you know what I mean? Which was then really deeply offensive. I don’t want to, like [imply] it’s some sort of disease – then it’s like I’m throwing my friends under the bus. But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy – more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor – it’s tough to make the argument that he didn’t take a hit for being out.”

read more of his thoughts about actors coming out publicly after the jump


ESPN reporter Israel Gutierrez came out as gay in a personal blog. The 38-year-old reveals how he suffered from self-hatred over being gay for years and recently agonized about sharing his truth publicly.

“It’s been incredibly difficult, to the point where I usually talk myself in circles and end up making very little sense. So I decided on this simple blog entry. No formalities, no restrictions, just me letting you into a portion of my life I’ve kept largely separate from my professional career.”

Gutierrez added, “I’m gay, which plenty of people, I’m sure, have either deduced or just guessed as much over the years.”

Israel reveals his friends and family have known for years but is now coming out publicly because he’s walking down the aisle next weekend with his boyfriend of several years, David Kitchen. Check out his fiance below.

check out his fiance after the jump


In an interview with the Sunday Times, Sam Stanley publicly came out as gay. The 23-year-old England Sevens player becomes the first English rugby union professional to come out of the closet.

“I was standing on a bridge about four or five years ago, overlooking a motorway in Essex,” Stanley told the publication. “However, looking back, the idea that I would jump was ridiculous but it was as if I was thinking that I could get rid of the pain in one go. You are so worried about what people will think and I thought I couldn’t be a macho rugby player the way I was, and there was nothing else I wanted to do with my life.”

Stanley has been in a five-year-relationship with his partner Laurence. He tells the publication he has gone to great pains to cover up his relationship because he thought it would ruin his rugby career. His announcement, so far, has been met with overwhelming support from fans. Check out pics of Stanley below.

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A Great Big World Comes Out On ‘Hold Each Other’

In: Donovan, Music

Say Something” became an unlikely hit in 2013. The beautiful ballad was relatively unknown until it received massive exposure during a Mandy Moore-choreographed routine on So You Think You Can Dance. However, it wasn’t until Christina Aguilera decided to duet with them did the single become a gigantic hit. A Great Big World definitely hit the jackpot with that collabo.

The two-piece squad is back but with a mid-tempo number. Though it features a rap verse from Futuristic, it’ll be interesting to see what damage they can do without a music superstar in tow.

Hold Each Other” originally started as your standard love song between a man and a woman. It eventually evolved into so much for. Especially for Chad King. “It’s sort of a big coming out song for me,” King told 103.7 KVIL in Highland Park, Texas recently.

“I was like, ‘I can’t do this, no one does this, it doesn’t feel comfortable, there’s no way I can do this,'” he said. “And I thought about it for like two seconds and said, ‘I have to do this.’ This is my truth, people will respond to that. I know they will and I hope it inspires other people to sing about their own truth or or speak about their own, you know?”

King revealed he’s traditionally sung about girls “because it’s just what people do.” He flipped the script this time. During his verses, King simply changed ‘her’ to ‘him.’ The result is a moving number describing relationships from both a gay and straight perspective. Listen to it below.

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Professional wrestler Matt ‘Money’ Cage best known for his work on the independent circuit came out as gay via his Facebook. The 26-year-old previously identified himself as bisexual to friends in late 2013 but now reveals that’s no longer the case.

“I have no real intentions of pursuing females at this stage of my life,” he writes in a post titled Here Goes Nothing on the social networking site.

Cage made his wrestling debut in 2009. Throughout his career, he’s won several championships. To check out his lengthy coming out post, keep reading. Congrats to Cage for finding his truth.

read his full Facebook post after the jump


Normally in Andrew Christian videos, we get up close and personal without ever hearing them speak. In this new video, we get up close and personal but in a different way. The models share their experiences of being in the closet and what it was like when they finally came out. Even Andrew Christian himself shares his story.

“For this year, we decided to share our own stories of how we came to have so much Pride. The road may not always be easy but it is always worth while to come out, be free, and find the love in the world. Hopefully by sharing our stories we are able to further inspire others and continue to help, as the song says, change the world.”

Check out the video below. Happy Pride month, everyone!

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X-Men Character Comes Out In Upcoming Issue

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

Marvel’s All-New X-Men follows young versions of Ice Man, Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Jean Grey who are displaced in time. In the new issue #40, out on Wednesday, one of the original five team members comes out as gay.

Bobby Drake aka Ice Man opens up to Jean Gray about having feelings about one of his fellow male mutants. After initial denials, Iceman acknowledges what Jean had already confirmed from invading his mind.

The cute Shawn Ashmore played Ice Man in the X-Men feature films. Fingers crossed in an upcoming installment of the superhero franchise, Ashmore gets some man-on-man action. In the meantime, check out some leaked pages snagged by The Advocate below.

check out some of the pages from the issue after the jump


Mike Pucillo is a three-time All-American and 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) champion wrestler. In a recent interview with The Open Mat, the 28-year-old athlete opens up about struggling with his sexuality during his competitive years and reveals why he chose now to come out.

“I wish I was able to be myself seven years ago while still competing in college, but it isn’t until now that I am comfortable with myself to tell my story. I want people to know that you aren’t alone. If I can just help one person get through, then I will be happy.”

After competing, Pucillo transitioned to coaching at Ohio State in 2011. He only spent a year as an assistant coach for the following reason. “I didn’t need to make anyone feel uncomfortable in the locker room. …There was a thought in my mind [that] people outside wrestling call it a gay sport and look at me, I’m the gay guy, they were right. Maybe there was that part of it.”

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