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  • 'Game of Thrones' Actor Comes Out As Gay

    Kristian Nairn (Facebook)

    (CNN) -- Actor Kristian Nairn -- aka Hodor on "Game of Thrones" -- was never in the closet.

  • 'GMA' Anchor Robin Roberts Publicly Acknowledges She's Gay

    (CNN) -- "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts used a Facebook post to acknowledge what friends and co-workers have long known: She's gay.

  • Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"

    (CNN) -- Hollywood actress Ellen Page, known for her role in the movie "Juno," announced she is gay, in a very public way.

  • Boitano Never Planned Gay Announcement

    Brian Boitano never intended to publicly reveal he is gay until he was chosen for the U.S. Olympic delegation by President Barack Obama last month.

  • Brittney Griner's Book: Hoops, Hardship, Hope

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Brittney Griner had a busy WNBA offseason. She played in China, vacationed in Miami and watched from courtside while favorite player LeBron James beat her hometown Houston Rockets.

  • Ex-Germany Midfielder Hitzlsperger Says He's Gay

    BERLIN (AP) — A former World Cup player from Germany became the biggest name in soccer to come out as gay, saying he wants to break down the stigma of homosexuality in sports.

  • Famous Actors Who Never Came Out, And A Few Who Finally Did

    These days, actors like Glee's Chris Colfer, Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) and Neil Patrick Harris live out, proud lives. Like many other young stars, they've seen no career backlash. Some have said that coming out actually enhanced their careers.

  • Inspired By Tom Daley, Brazilian Diver Comes Out

    Brazilian diver Ian Matos came out as gay Monday and said he was inspired by British Olympic diver Tom Daley’s video, which went viral late last year, Gay Star News reports.

  • Kicker for Willamette Announces He’s Bisexual

    A redshirt freshman place kicker at Division III Willamette has announced that he is bisexual, saying he decided to come forward because he wanted to be a source of encouragement for LGBT youth.

  • Local Art Show Highlights Coming Out

    When did you come out of the closet? A new art show examines the secret struggles LGBT people often deal with. “Which Way Out – Personal Thoughts Made Public,” opening on Fri., Feb. 21 at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines features seven artists –Nestor Arenas, Randy Burman, Jacqueline Gopie, Donna Haynes, Philip Ross Munro, Lori Nozick and Sara Stites with each artist reflecting the show’s given theme.

  • Michael Sam, College Football Star and Top NFL Prospect, Says He's Gay

    (CNN) -- Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri, publicly revealed that he's gay Sunday, creating the possibility he'll be the first openly gay player drafted by the National Football League.

  • Minnesotta Student Gets Death Threats After Coming Out on Facebook

    A high school student from Circle Pines, Minn., says he received a death threat Tuesday, six weeks after coming out on Facebook, Fox’s Minnesota affiliate station, KMSP-TV reports.

    Ryan Eichenauer, a senior at Centennial High School, said he found an anonymous and threatening letter in his English class Tuesday, which sparked a police investigation.

    "I’m really proud to be out and be myself. I get to do what I want without having to hide anymore," he told KMSP-TV. He added that the letter won’t send him back in the closet.

    "I know there are going to be people in life who don’t agree with it. But that’s who I am," he said.

    Just before New Year’s Day, Eichenauer posted a video on Facebook to tell his friends and family that he has attractions to men.

    "I don’t like the term ’coming out’ because I’m not coming out. I am letting the world in," he says in the clip. He also says he doesn’t believe in labels and has been and always will be attracted to girls.

    The letter Eichenauer found Tuesday is the second threatening letter he has received since posting the video on Facebook. The student says the letters "make me sick."

    KMSP-TV reports that the letter attacks the teen’s sexuality and says, "I can’t wait for the day that I get to walk over your grave and if you don’t put yourself there, I will be glad to. Just do us all a favor and do it soon. Kill yourself already."

    Part of the letter also reads:

    I see there are many others who also want you dead. Good. And it’s not just the two of us who have decided to speak up. It’s everyone. [...] like you don’t deserve to live in this world. Innocent people die every day, but the scum of the earth like you gets to live? [...] that. That is about to change. No one likes the fact that you are alive. No one likes the way you show your sexuality. You are a [...] sinner. Someone should do something about it...I will. I am not a coward. I protect the house of god from [...] like you."

    Eichenauer reported the letter to the police, saying that his "emotions are overwhelming" and that he is "a little scared."

    "It’s harassment.. We take harassment very seriously. And it was threatening," principal Tom Breuning told the news station.

    Breuning told KMSP-TV that the school district, along with police, have launched investigations into the incident.

    "Whoever is behind it, it’s unacceptable. And the safety of all our students is of paramount importance to us," Breuning added.

    Eichenauer said after finding the first letter, he cried a lot, even though the first letter was less threatening than the second.

    "Is this what I am going to get forever, from now on?" Eichenauer asked.

    Watch Eichenauer’s video below:

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  • Op-Ed: Michael Sam Tackles NFL Homophobia by Coming Out

    Sunday night, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced that he is gay.

  • Robbie Rogers: The Aftermath of a Gay Soccer Player Coming Out

    (CNN) -- The first step is always the hardest -- but the second is just as challenging.

  • Sam Receives Standing Ovation at Basketball Game

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Michael Sam received a standing ovation when he appeared on the arena video boards during Missouri's basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday.

  • State Senator Who Fought Recent Bill Says He's Gay

    PHOENIX (AP) — A veteran Arizona lawmaker who was a vocal critic of a bill that touched off a national debate over discrimination came out as gay on Wednesday, saying "I wanted to let everyone know I am gay, I'm a Latino and I'm a state senator and it's OK."

  • UMass Basketball Player Gordon Comes Out As Gay

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon says in a televised interview that he is gay.

  • White House Praises Gay Missouri Player Michael Sam's Announcement

    WASHINGTON — The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous and inspirational athlete.

  • Yankee Manager: MLB Can Accept Out Player

    The Yankee’s manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Major League Baseball would welcome an openly gay player, just days after National Football League prospect Michael Same came out, the New York Daily News reports.

  • Youthful Actors Who've Stepped Out of the Closet

    Chris Colfer

    Kurt on Glee

    Chris Colfer, 23, doesn't just play a gay role on TV, he is gay. From the beginning, Colfer has been honest about who he is. He's seen no career backlash, and in fact has become a role model and hero for LGBT youth.