coming out - updates

Rappler's latest stories on coming out


[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

WATCH: How did you come out?

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out

'Love, Simon’ and lessons on coming out

May 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The first and most important lesson we can learn from Simon Spier is that coming out is anything but easy

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Rappler Talk: Pinoy Ako Blog on revealing her identity

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Who is Jover Laurio, and why did she decide to come out as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog?

Greyson Chance comes out as gay, pens message to fans

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:42 PM

I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self confidence self acceptance and self love

Greyson Chance, live in Manila...

Floyd Mayweather teases comeback from retirement

May 01, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Floyd Mayweather says he s had conversations with CBS and Showtime but says it d take a 9 figure payday and a championship fight to bring him back

A COMEBACK? Floyd Mayweather teases about a potential comeback if it was a '9-figure payday' and 'a championship fight.' File Photo from AFP

Dilema ‘coming out’ kepada orangtua

Mar 26, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Perdebatan batin seorang pria untuk mengatakan pada ibunya bahwa ia adalah seorang gay dan agnostik

Ilustrasi oleh Adhitya Pattisahusiwa/Magdalene

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016: Play with purpose

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Creative minds were invited to Come Out and Play for Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016

Sejarah gerakan gay di Indonesia: Perdebatan tentang homoseksualitas pada 1980-an

Mar 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Indonesia setidaknya mulai dikejutkan dengan keberanian individu gay dan lesbian untuk coming out

Untuk LGBT, 'coming out' adalah pilihan pribadi bukan paksaan

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Membuka diri melela atau ‘coming out’ merupakan pilihan pribadi individu individu LGBT Lakukan ini untuk diri Anda sendiri jangan untuk orang lain

'Coming out' adalah pilihan pribadi yang harus datang dari diri sendiri. Bukan karena paksaan. Ilustrasi oleh Adhitya Pattisahusiwa/

A daughter's confession: I'm gay Mom, and it's not a phase

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:13 AM

I wish I could tell you this story of mine directly to you but I know it s not likely – at least not yet I hope Because you would most probably kick me out of the house Or you ll be ashamed Or you ll go and try to cure me Or blame my friends – or worse yourself

Passion, hard work, and perfection in a cookie

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:52 AM

In life you will undergo a lot of trial and errors My life is like baking cookies When I decided to come out and tell the world that I am gay I know that I am prepared

Cy Ynares (The Bald Baker) takes his time formulating the perfect recipe for his cookies. Just like his decision of coming out and admitting that he is gay, Cy took time and let himself out of the hypothetical cocoon.

Short and sweet: Grandma's reaction to same-sex love

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:30 AM

A young woman recalls the day she introduced her girlfriend to her 84 year old grandmother

[Two Pronged] Am I strong enough to come out?

May 03, 2015 - 8:30 AM

I want to come out I just don t know how and I don t know if I ll be strong enough to bear whatever cross the world s going to give me goes this week s Two Pronged dilemma

Coming out: Parents, children, and everything else

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Arguing with close minded people feels like you re talking to a wall Your child will face several of these walls throughout her or his life What are you going to do about it?

Leaving God and loving a girl for the first time

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:30 AM

On Valentine s Day I look back at coming out and falling in love for the first time

Why coming out still matters

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Despite what you are told about homosexuals seeing a person of stature come out makes you certain of the fact that gay people are good

Speak No Evil

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:30 PM

While her story might be extraordinary transgender model Geena Rocero’s journey of becoming is just like any of ours

[Two Pronged] To come out or keep quiet?

Jun 29, 2014 - 11:41 AM

I want to come out of my closet but am so afraid I will lose everything: my friends relatives children Is it too late to come out? writes this week s Two Pronged reader

#GenderProud: Filipina model Geena Rocero LIVE on Rappler

Apr 10, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Geena joined Rappler s BalikBayan for a live interview via Google Hangout from New York City to talk about her story and issues in the transgender community

#AskMargie: LGBT Valentine's Day

Feb 17, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Dr Margie Holmies continues our series of Valentine’s themed episodes this time with a focus on LGBT couples

To ‘make a difference,’ Ellen Page admits she's gay

Feb 15, 2014 - 1:17 PM

Standing tall although visibly emotional the petite star shone the spotlight on the emotional struggles faced by the LGBT community with regard to coming out

OUT AND PROUD. Ellen Page, seen here in a movie premiere in 2013, says that her decision to come out publicly is a step to help others, as well as herself. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Domestic workers come out of the closet in Hong Kong

Feb 02, 2014 - 5:37 PM

In Hong Kong we are free We can show who we are a Filipina helper said

COMING OUT. A photo of supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) who took part in Hong Kong's gay pride march in November 2011. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Dale de la Rey

Coming out of the closet sample letter

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 AM

I m gay I ve been gay for a while now and I ve known I was different since I was small

Bradley Manning: 'I am Chelsea... I am a female'

Aug 22, 2013 - 9:23 PM

I want everyone to know the real me said the US soldier sentenced to 35 years for leaking secret documents

CHELSEA. Bradley Manning, the US soldier sentenced to 35 years for leaking secret documents, said he now considers himself to be a woman. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Charice: 'Love is good for my career'

Jun 07, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Charice Pempengco talks about her love career tattoos and Aiza Seguerra

FREEDOM. Charice Pempengco says she doesn't miss her long hair and that love can only be good for her career. Screen grab from YouTube (ANCalerts)

Why I can't shut up about being gay

May 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We don t make a statement to grab attention or to put ourselves in bad light but because our invisibility has kept us quietly discriminated for far too long

Drama, humor, coming out: The Golden Globes in quotes

Jan 14, 2013 - 4:20 PM

Jodie Foster s coming out speech and other crazy things said on the Golden Globes stage

Why Corona should 'come out'

May 15, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Coming out is the best defense against people trying to find dirt on you Once facts are exposed they lose their power over you and your life will not be ruled by fear and paranoia anymore