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

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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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2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson, who’s an anti-gay extremist, recently shared his thoughts that homosexuality is a choice. What’s his proof? The retired neurosurgeon pointed to straight men who go to prison and once released ‘choose’ to be gay. Clearly, very scientific… NOT!!!

Naturally, Funny or Die decided to poke fun at Carson’s ridiculous theory. They hit the streets of New York City to ask gay people when they decided to be gay. Naturally, you can imagine some of the responses. One hilariously blames Will & Grace. Check out the satirical clip below.

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There’s been plenty of speculation regarding Jessie Smollett’s sexuality. Is he gay like the character he plays on Empire or just playing gay? The 31-year-old actor chose to set the record straight on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

He did, however, wait until backstage to reveal all, instead of addressing the topic during the main interview in front of the studio audience. Smollett reveals that “there’s never been a closet that I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I own a dresser.”

If that declaration isn’t clear enough, check out his ‘coming out’ below. He doesn’t state it in any definitive terms, but he does mention that he takes his mama to the Sound of Music sing-along every year. Enough said ;)

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Harry Cook is not that well-known here in North America, but has several acting credits in his native Australia. The 22-year-old Aussie actor is probably best known for playing Geena Davis’ son in Accidents Happen. On Sunday, Cook uploaded a video on YouTube discussing his sexuality.

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but I know it’s the right thing to do. I hope I can have your support. :)” – YouTube Description

In the short clip, he talks about his worries that coming out will affect his career due to filmmakers’ narrow-minded views on gay actors. As everyone knows, gays can’t play straight roles ;) He makes a valid point saying he knows how to play straight because he did it all throughout high school. Touché.

Cook can next be seen in the indie Drown. The film explores unrequited lust and homophobia among a group of young surfers that culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying. Check out the teaser trailer below, along with Cook’s coming out clip.

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