Coming Out

How I Came Out to My Class of 12-Year-Olds

Laurie Townshend | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Laurie Townshend

Any teacher worth her expertly managed pension fund will tell you that the greatest classroom rush is when your kids get it. Well, as I sat there surveying the faces of the teens whom I've witnessed in just about every state of miscomprehension, I noticed something new. Rarified. Exhilarating. Collective understanding of something really, really big.

Coming Out Of The Closet.. On YouTube

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

It's hard to reveal something personal about yourself to those you care about, let alone the entire Internet. But that's just what Michael Gorlick ...

Two Gay Men Debate Gay Pride Week

Donald D'Haene | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

My best friend for a quarter century has been "out of the closet" all of his life. Me -- since I was 26. We find we agree on almost everything except Mariah Carey, Katy Perry and gay pride. He calls Pride "a bunch of half-naked gays taking up space on a main street -- why bother?" I say it is one of the most important celebrations a gay or lesbian may choose to partake in.

'Coming Out' Good For Health, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Living

Coming out of the closet in Montreal can be beneficial to your health according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and McGill...

Coming Out Changed My Life

Cory Ashworth | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

At 15, being called Fagboy on the football field happened. Ironically enough, it was a straight kid with immaculate gaydar who gave me that name in high school. I was thankful that the moniker never lasted more than that year, but those words 'Fagboy' have stuck with me ever since. It would take a few handfuls of girlfriends, over two decades of denial and seven full years of hiding on the other side of the planet -- in China -- before I learned to let go of my fear, my shame and the idea that being gay was wrong.

On National Coming Out Day, I'm Proud to Be Gay

Donald D'Haene | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Because today is National Coming Out Day, I was reminded of my own journey. Almost two decades ago, I came out of that supposed "closet" publicly and purposefully for when I finally figured out I was gay, I wanted to shout it to the world. I eventually found the label "gay" something to be proud of. The gay label is just one small part of the big picture. But take it away and I wouldn't be me.

An Open Letter: Saying "I Am Gay"

Adam Goldenberg | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Living
Adam Goldenberg

I came out to my family 10 years ago this month. It was, without question, the hardest thing I have ever done. For a long time, I tortured myself about my sexual orientation. It took a long time before I could even think that little sentence, the one I used to find so horrible and isolating, the one that goes like this: I'm gay.