We at LGBTicons and our guests have written our fair share of articles on coming out since we started. Whether opinion pieces about Jodie Foster, Ian Thorpe and Tom Daley, or confessionals about our own experiences, one thing has stayed consistent. These messages of hope for the future remain some of our most read blogs published on this site.
On the back of yet another high profile public name coming out this week (Ian Thorpe), we decided it was time to revisit some of these pieces.
Some are sweet and short, and others are fairly weighty, so you might want to consider bookmarking this so you can return on your lunch break.
So here they are:
Josef Church-Woods responds to Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globes in this Freshly Pressed blog that gave LGBTicons it biggest single day readership with over 40,000 hits.
Michael Burge’s examination of Ian Thorpe’s coming out journey, looking at the climate for equalities in the 1990’s when he first shot to fame.
The Prison Break actor puts to bed years of speculation with a short but very public response to an invitation to a Russian Film Festival while also bringing the country’s appalling human rights record to the fore.
Barry Church-Woods addresses why some people prefer to be shot out of a glitter cannon over quietly stepping out of the closet.
Dhruv gives us the Indian perspective of living as a gay man in Mumbai.
Barry Church-Woods looks at the gay community’s response to Tom Daley’s big announcement.
7: Coming Out
A collection of notorious coming out stories, real life and fiction.
Celebrating the 2oth anniversary of the Scottish book.
Robbie Rogers’ Open Letter
Former NFL player comes out.
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