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During an interview with author Bret Easton Ellis for his podcast, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos came out as gay. The 28-year-old musician also discussed his marriage and divorce with stylist Kirsty Mucci, being bi-polar and his self-loathing.

“Specifically with my sexuality, it was just, unlike bipolar, ‘Don’t get help. Don’t talk to anyone,’” he said. “I lived in such a straight group of people. Not like anyone wasn’t going to be understanding, it was not the time.” Easton asked him to clarify whether he meant the music or college scene. “Kind of both. This was dudes in bands talking about girls. It was just so easy at the time to talk about girls. I just kept writing about them. It was like the music was then again informing … I was going through so many difficult issues with girls in general that when I started dating my wife she just quieted them so much so. She was such a good friend. It became kind of a non-issue.”

Passion Pit has three studio albums thus far, with the latest, Kindred, released earlier this year. The indietronica band’s biggest hit to date is “Take a Walk” off the sophomore LP, Gossamer. It charted on Billboard’s Hot 100, adult contemporary, alternative and rock charts.

Check out the video below, along with his interview. The most interesting bits begin at the 49:00 minute mark. Actually, the entire chat is quite fascinating. Definitely check it out if you have time.

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I am gay.”

Simple and straight (excuse the pun) to the point. That’s what Olympic skier and certifiable cutie Gus Kenworthy captioned the above photo. Two hours before the big reveal, he tweeted, “Today is the first day of the rest of my life.”

According to his interview with ESPN, he started coming out to his family and closest friends nearly two years ago. He promised himself that once he was the best skier in the world, he would come out publicly as gay. With him now being the top freeskier on the planet, the time was now.

Score one for our team. Kenworthy is beyond cute and sorta resembles actor Colton Haynes. I first noticed the 24-year-old American athlete when he competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He reached the podium for men’s freestyle skiing, snagging the silver medal.

Check out plenty of pictures below of Gus shirtless and showing off his adorable bubble butt. He’s going to be an even bigger media darling now. Let’s hope more endorsement deals are on his way and not less.

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It’s hard not to argue that being straight wouldn’t be easier. But would you actually choose to be straight, if you could?

BuzzFeed asks that million dollar question to a handful of people who are part of the LGBT community. Before answering the question, they share their experiences, specifically the hardships they’ve encountered growing up queer. Not surprisingly, none of them would change who they are. In the end, being gay is all kinds of awesomeness. Watch the clip below.

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Plenty of America’s Next Top Model purists don’t love the fact men are now included in the modeling competition. Personally, I love it. Especially this particular cycle. Tyra Banks has outdone herself with the quality of men. While my personal favorite is golden-haired Mikey Heverly, hearing impaired Nyle DiMarco is a close second. He’s sex on a stick.

Like many, I assumed he was straight. Imagine my surprise and delight, when the 26-year-old stunner came out (sorta). A German fan recently tweeted DiMarco if he was into “boys or girls?” DiMarco replied “fluid” and linked to an article entitled, “How Fluid Sexuality Fits into the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum.” Not that us mere mortals have a shot in hell snagging Nyle, but at least now it’s not impossible 😉

For those who don’t know what the sexy beast that is Nyle, check out plenty of pics below. If you’re not watching Cycle 22, make sure you do. The drama, quality of the photoshoots and contestants are on point this cycle. ANTM airs on Friday on The CW.

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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.”

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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.

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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’

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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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