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JAY-Z, JAY-Z Fall Tour for '4:44' Album

JAY-Z’s Mom Details Coming Out on ‘Smile’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 12, 2017

JAY-Z’s mother isn’t shy about who she is, and while the “Change Clothes” rapper has been somewhat open about his mother’s sexuality in the... Read More

[Watch] Refinery29’s ‘Out Again’ Details Challenges of Coming Out

[Watch] Refinery29’s ‘Out Again’ Details Challenges of Coming Out

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 15, 2017

A new short film is showing us the highs and lows of coming out to your loved ones. Refinery29’s “Shatterbox Anthology” film series seeks to... Read More

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett reveals he's gay on 'Ellen'

Jussie Smollett Comes Out

by #teamEBONY   Mar 09, 2015

One of Empire’s most discussed and emotional storylines is undeniably that of Jamal (Jussie Smollett), the gay son of homophobic music titan Lucious Lyon... Read More

UMass' Derrick Gordon says he's gay

College Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Announces He’s Gay

by ESPN   Apr 09, 2014

Derrick Gordon becomes the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player.  Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball... Read More

Michael Sam

Michael Sam Forces the NFL to Confront Homophobia

by Slate   Feb 10, 2014

Michael Sam, who came out in interviews with the New York Times and ESPN on Sunday, is not a borderline case. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound... Read More

Darren Young

Darren Young Comes Out

by #teamEBONY   Aug 16, 2013

American pro wrestler Darren Young is the latest high-profile athlete to announce that he is gay after coming out to a papparazo during an... Read More


Raven Symone, and Why It’s Hard for Black Celebs to Come Out

by #teamEBONY   Aug 05, 2013

“I can finally get married!” Raven-Symoné tweeted on Friday. “Yay government! So proud of you.” Everyone immediately decided the tweet was an overdue admission... Read More

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley: “Everyone Who Played in the NBA Had a Gay Teammate”

by #teamEBONY   May 08, 2013

Jason Collins became the first openly homosexual athlete in major American team sports when he wrote an account in Sports Illustrated describing his experiences as... Read More

Oprah and Jason Collins

Oprah Sits With Jason Collins

by #teamEBONY   May 07, 2013

Being the first active male athlete in one of the major professional sports to come out was a pretty big hurdle in itself, according... Read More

Jason Collins’ Ex-Fiancee Had No Idea He Was Gay

Jason Collins’ Ex-Fiancee Had No Idea He Was Gay

by Huffington Post   May 01, 2013

Jason Collins' ex-fiancee and longtime girlfriend, Carolyn Moos, opened up about her ex coming out and revealed that she was shocked to learn he is gay.... Read More