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Another Country Music Singer Comes Out

In: Donovan, Music, Totally GAY!
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Just hours after Ty Herndon came out to People and Entertainment Tonight, a fellow country music singer followed suit. Billy Gilman did it with much less fanfare. He did, however, credit Herndon for inspiring him to publicly declare his sexuality in a video posted on YouTube.

“It’s difficult for me to make this video, not because I’m ashamed of being a gay male artist, or a gay artist or a gay person, but it’s pretty silly to know that I’m ashamed of doing this knowing that I’m in a genre and an industry that’s ashamed of me for being me.” – Billy Gilman

The 26-year-old singer is best known for releasing “One Voice” in 2000 when he was just 12-years-old. He became the youngest singer to score a Top 40 hit on the country music charts. Gilman revealed he’s in a relationship for the last five months. LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, a friend of his, tweeted her support.

“@BillyGilman: MY STORY BY BILLY GILMAN: http://youtu.be/5N7MBAPZWms ” THIS is amazing @TyHerndoncom I luv you both Billy I’m proud of you #tears.

I’m crying in a damn @McDonalds restroom in VA Thx to you both @TyHerndoncom @BillyGilman #speakthetruth #LGBT #ComingOut

Check out his coming out video below. I wonder if November 20 will unofficially become the day country music singers come out as a result of Herndon and Gilman’s one-two punch? That would be kinda awesome.

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Ty Herndon has been a fixture in country music since the 90s with 17 Billboard hits to his credit. His last album, Lies I Told Myself, was released in 2013. One lie he was telling the world and himself was regarding his sexuality. In powerful interviews with both People and Entertainment Tonight, the 52-year-old singer comes out as a homosexual.

“I’m an out, proud and happy gay man,” the 51-year-old singer tells People. “I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. They’ve been my mistakes, and I own them. I’ve done a lot of work around forgiveness with people that I’ve hurt and people I’ve not been honest with because of my sexuality.”

Herndon has been married twice to women. He says both of his ex-wives were aware that he was gay. Ty also reveals he’s in a long-term relationship with his partner Matt who helped him come out throughout the years.

Historically speaking, country music hasn’t been the most open with ‘out’ artists but has made huge strides in recent years. One significant move was Kacey Musgraves winning top honors at the CMAs for her LGBT hit, “Follow Your Arrow.”

“Traditionally in country music, we don’t see a lot of support for the LGBT community, but that’s changing so much. Nashville is changing so much. I mean my goodness… Kacey Musgraves won Song of the Year for [the lyrics] ‘follow your arrow, wherever it points,’ and two amazing songwriters that happened to be gay wrote that song,” he tells ET.

Check out a snippet of his ET interview below which airs Thursday night.

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Most of the excerpts I’ve read from Andy Cohen’s new book have been mostly Housewives related. If you’re not a fan of Bravo’s guilty pleasure, there are plenty of other celebrity anecdotes from The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year to enjoy.

The book is inspired by the posthumous The Andy Warhol Diaries. Cohen chronicles his adventures, ranging from vacationing with Anderson Cooper, making a cameo on Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback, selfies with his Watch What Happens Live guests and everything in between, spanning one year beginning from September 2013.

A couple of his more interesting posts talk about Kevin Spacey. Even though general consensus and some photo evidence, including Spacey playing bongos on some man’s bare butt and cuddling with another man in another instance, seem to point to Kevin being a homosexual, the 55-year-old actor has remained mum on anything remotely about his sexual orientation.

Perez Hilton has previously urged Anderson Cooper, Jodie Foster and Spacey to come out of the closet publicly. Both Cooper and Foster have since Hilton’s speech. Not that it’s really anyone’s business, but Cohen also feels the American Beauty actor should follow suit. Read a couple of excerpts below.

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Arguably one of the most powerful men in the world publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation in a powerful essay for Businessweek today. It’s been known that Apple CEO Tim Cook has played for our team for awhile, but he’s never talked about it, until now…

“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

The 53-year-old goes on to talk about why he chose now to come out in. Primarily to change the conversation about when he was going to come out and put focus back to the business at hand… being the best CEO he can be. That’s what “our employees deserve— and our customers, developers, shareholders, and supplier partners deserve.” Read more his inspirational words below.

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Happy Coming Out Day

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!
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Every year on October 11, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates National Coming Out Day. The internationally observed civil awareness day was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico. The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This year celebrates the 26th anniversary of NCOD.

Since last year’s celebration, plenty of public names have come out of the closet. A few notable ones include Olympians Tom Daley and Ian Thorpe, actresses Ellen Page and Maria Bello, anchor Robin Roberts and athlete Michael Sam just to name a few. HRC has created a short clip highlighting some of the year’s most memorable moments. Check it out below.

If you’re curious to read about our coming out stories, click here to read about a few of the Homorazzi cast member’ stories.

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Ian Thorpe Comes Out As Gay

In: Nic, Totally GAY!
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Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe has finally revealed he is gay, and seems to be coming out during an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson set to air on Australian TV this Sunday.

The 31 year old retired from swimming in 2012 after winning 3 Gold and 2 Olympic Silvers, 11 World titles, and 11 Commonwealth Games medals. Even living in Australia for years I know first hand that the subject of Thorpe’s sexuality was always a hot topic of discussion despite his denial. The hot hetero topic a few years back was his “relationship” with Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, which Beard all but denied. That’s right, I said it: Thorpe’s “Beard” denied his breast stroke.

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How To Be Gay In College

In: Patrick, Totally GAY!
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It’s been several years since I was in college/university, but I will say that I do remember how much of a big change it was and how great of an opportunity it is to really “find yourself” so to speak. For myself, moving away to college gave me the space and independence to come to grips with my sexuality and in the latter half of my first year, come out of the closet.

YouTube Vlogger, David Levitz recently uploaded a cute and informative video that tackles “How To Be Gay In College“. Since he himself is in his second year in college at the moment, he had a lot of great advice and suggests that may be helpful to some of your or simply relatable if you’ve already gone through college. For those of you that may be a bit younger, I included a past video he did about being gay in high school as well. Enjoy!

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Olympian John Fennell Comes Out

In: Donovan, Sports & Health, Totally GAY!
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As if luge wasn’t already gay enough. Now we have a member of the family competing in the sport. John Fennell who competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics came out as gay in an interview with the Montreal Gazette. The 19-year-old Canadian Olympian placed 27th in the singles luge event in Russia.

“It’s suffocating,” Fennell says about living in the closet. “You have to play this game of, ‘who knows?’ You can’t let off any vibes or secrets. You have to act super macho. You have to be hyper aware of your mannerisms and to not let off any vibes that could get detected. It’s very exhausting.”

Fennell also talks to the publication about his experience at the Sochi Olympics amid the country’s extremely anti-gay propaganda law.

“I was a little distraught over the lack of leadership going into Sochi,” he says of competing in Russia. “There were a few out girls, but to my knowledge there weren’t any out guys, and I know they’re there.

“I’m an athlete. Realistically, I put on a spandex suit and slide down a mountain.

I’m no message board for political movements. But we need to have leaders in our sport community. If it takes a 19-year-old to step up and do that, I’m more than willing to use my voice or the platform that I’ve been given to give a figurehead to gay youth in sport.”

Fennell comes from an athletic family. His father is former Canadian Football League superstar David Fennell and the younger brother of Michigan State nose tackle David Fennell Jr. Check out more pics of John below.

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