ACTRESS ELLEN PAGE COMES OUT AS GAY

Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen Page announced Friday at an LGBT youth conference in Las Vegas that she is gay. “I am tired of hiding,” she said. “I’m tired of lying by omission. “I’m here today because I am gay,” Page, 26, told the audience to a raucous standing ovation. “And because maybe I can make…

ALL AMERICAN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN, NFL PROSPECT MICHAEL SAM COMES OUT AS GAY

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. In interviews Sunday with ESPN and The New York Times, Sam said his teammates and coaches at Missouri have known since August. “I am an openly, proud gay man,” he said. Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior, completed…

FINNISH OLYMPIC SWIMMER ARI-PEKKA LIUKKONEN COMES OUT

Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of the closet as a gay man, reports YLE. The winner of the bronze medal in the 4x50m mixed freestyle relay at the 2012 European Championships, Liukkonen said he chose to publicly reveal his own sexuality in hopes of raising awareness of the antigay legislation passed in Russia…

WATCH: RIDICULOUSLY CUTE DOG HELPS HIS OWNER COME OUT

Like many LGBT people, video blogger Ivan Cruz once feared coming out of the closet, but when he eventually built up the courage to embrace and reveal his sexuality, he received an outpouring of love and support from his family and friends — including his pet dachshund, Thor. Now Cruz is sharing his coming out…