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Washington Spirit Soccer Player Kumi Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender Man, Team Shows Support
Kumi Yokoyama said their girlfriend gave them "the courage to come out" as a transgender man, as their NWSL soccer team Washington Spirit showed their support
RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Laganja Estranja Comes Out as Trans: 'I'm Not Going to Live My Life in Fear Anymore'
Laganja Estranja credited friend and RuPaul's Drag Race costar Gia Gunn with helping her realize her gender identity
David Archuleta Says He's 'Not Sure' of His Sexuality in Pride Post: 'God Made Me How I Am for a Purpose'
"You're not alone," David Archuleta wrote in a lengthy Pride Month post as he sympathized with others who've struggled reconciling their faith with their sexuality
Ronen Rubinstein's Coming Out as Bisexual Created a 'Beautiful Next Chapter' in Relationship with Girlfriend
In this week's issue of PEOPLE, the 9-1-1: Lone Star actor opens up about his chosen family, which includes his partner Jessica Parker Kennedy, costar Rafael Silva and stylist Chaise Dennis
Jonathan Van Ness and Nicola Coughlan Open Up About 'Rare' Friendship After Meeting on Instagram
For PEOPLE's 2021 Pride issue, Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness and Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan open up about chosen family
Ricky Martin Doesn't Want to Hide Who He Is Anymore: 'I Am a Man with No Secrets'
The cover star of PEOPLE's second annual Pride Issue, the King of Latin Pop — back with a new album — says he's "more comfortable in his own skin than ever before"
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JoJo Siwa Says Iggy Azalea Texted Her After She Came Out as LGBTQ: 'She Was There as a Friend'
JoJo Siwa said that she also heard from other famous friends, including Kim Kardashian, Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Nas X, among others
Colton Underwood Shares Shirtless Selfies and Says He's 'Prioritized' His Health After Coming Out
The former Bachelor, who shared earlier this month that he is gay, said he’s been improving “physically and mentally”

90-Year-Old Colorado Man Comes Out as Gay After Decades of 'Keeping This Secret': 'I'm Free'

Kenneth Felts recently came out as gay after holding onto the secret for decades