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#Coming Out

# coming-out - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'

Ireland captain Katie McCabe reflects on the positive reaction since opening up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn.

# coming-out - Saturday 7 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late Speaking Out This post contains videos

'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late

James Kavanagh was on the show with his brother John, who coaches Conor McGregor.

# coming-out - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out Handsome Devil

This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out

Handsome Devil was inspired by John Butler’s own experience of being gay at school.

# coming-out - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

# coming-out - Sunday 30 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Ellen DeGeneres shared a brilliant update on her iconic 1997 Time Magazine cover I'm Still Gay

Ellen DeGeneres shared a brilliant update on her iconic 1997 Time Magazine cover

It’s exactly 20 years since she came out on her sitcom.

# coming-out - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years I Write The Songs

Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years

The entertainer was married to his long-time partner in 2014.

# coming-out - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie First Dates' Susan tells of the turmoil she endured as a closeted mother-of-two Coming Out

First Dates' Susan tells of the turmoil she endured as a closeted mother-of-two

Susan told Ryan Tubridy about the whirlwind years which saw her come out of the closet and appear on national television.

# coming-out - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge This teenager came out to her family while on a Disneyland rollercoaster Coming Out

# coming-out - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Huge rise in young people coming out as gay since marriage referendum One Year On

Huge rise in young people coming out as gay since marriage referendum

The figures are released in a new survey by LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To.

# coming-out - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Munster's Scannell named at 10 as Emerging Ireland take on Uruguay

With fatal flooding hitting the Georgian capital this week, head coach Allen Clarke’s thoughts were for the local population.

# coming-out - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out" Changes

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

# coming-out - Saturday 23 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle Ray Of Light

"Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle

“I think it’s a great thing – particularly for children growing up gay and for the children of gay couples. They already exist.”

# coming-out - Monday 27 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote Marriage Referendum

'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

# coming-out - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Former minister Pat Carey on being gay: 'Colleagues sometimes unwittingly said hurtful things' Former Minister

Former minister Pat Carey on being gay: 'Colleagues sometimes unwittingly said hurtful things'

“To be frank about it I didn’t have the courage, the confidence to talk about it to a wider audience, maybe. I’m sorry about that.”

From TheJournal.ie 14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay Courageous

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

From The Daily Edge 14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay Pat Carey

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# coming-out - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

'It's a really brave thing and the more people that come out, the more acceptable it is'

Valerie Mulcahy has been praised by fellow Cork ladies GAA star Anna Geary.

# coming-out - Monday 19 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 8 wonderful coming out reactions that will warm your heart Coming Out

# coming-out - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are' Leo

'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are'

Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.

From The Daily Edge 19 heart-warming and funny reactions to Varadkar coming out Coming Out
From The Daily Edge 'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' -  Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first Coming Out

'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' - Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first

Minister Varadkar is the first government minister to publicly announce that he is gay.

# coming-out - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

9-time All-Ireland winner Valerie Mulcahy comes out in Donal Óg documentary

The Cork star reveals how she dealt with her sexuality in the broadcast next Monday.

# coming-out - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay Proud

# coming-out - Friday 21 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13-year-old comes out to best friend via text, best friend has heartwarming response Aw

# coming-out - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them? You're Not My Type

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?

Gay people aren’t sexual predators ready to pounce on unsuspecting straight friends and colleagues… so calm down.

# coming-out - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay? Coming Out

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

# coming-out - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly Coming Out

Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly

Four years after the teacher’s announcement, the student returned to say thanks.

# coming-out - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Australia's five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay Courage

Australia's five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay

The swimmer said he had “wanted to come out” for some time, but didn’t feel as if he could make the admission.

# coming-out - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait Art Attack

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait

The Olympic diver endured homophobic abuse after he came out last December.

# coming-out - Saturday 22 February, 2014

When you're young and want to come out, a high profile sportsperson doing the same gives you reassurance

Simon Murphy, a gay rugby player, was confused by Neil Francis’ comments last weekend.

# coming-out - Monday 10 February, 2014

‘I was living a lie’ – England women’s captain comes out

The Arsenal defender has revealed that she is gay and added that she won’t be going to the upcoming World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

# coming-out - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family Opinion

Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family

I’m 28 and in a committed, loving relationship but none of my friends or family know that – because I’ve never told them I’m gay. For all the talk of social acceptability, I still fear of losing the people I love.

# coming-out - Friday 11 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community Coming Out

Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community

Over 2,500 people a year call the Gay Switchboard Dublin support line, which has said many LGBT people living in rural Ireland face isolation from the community.

From The Daily Edge 10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day Pride
From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself Opinion

Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself

On National Coming Out Day, 68-year-old Eddie Parsons remembers growing up in an Ireland where “being gay was not an option” – and how he finally came out at the age of 54.

# coming-out - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge This photo is how one man came out to his Facebook friends Stepping Out

# coming-out - Friday 15 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son Father Of The Year

PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son

This guy deserves all the high fives you have in stock.

# coming-out - Thursday 7 February, 2013

German FA sets up group to help gay players

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told gay footballers they should have no fear of revealing their homosexuality

# coming-out - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Sportswriter comes out as gay in his latest column

Boston Herald writers pens moving piece.