coming out

Celebs coming out: A changing landscape

Article: Celebs coming out: A changing landscape

Celebrities have been coming out in droves lately, in most cases either quietly or posthumously. (You don’t even have to be alive anymore to become out of the closet!)

As someone who’s always fought for truth in celebrity reporting and honesty on the part of big-name subjects, I’m thrilled at the avalanche of people saying they’re gay and it’s OK. It’s helped create an atmosphere where homosexuality and bisexuality aren’t dirty secrets anymore; they’re perfectly reportable aspects of public figures’ biographies. In a world where celebs talk at length about their private lives — and the media scrutinizes them even more — it always seemed absurd to leave that one glaring aspect out of the picture, as if that’s where the privacy line should be drawn for taste’s sake.

An interview with Born This Way's Paul V.

Article: An interview with Born This Way's Paul V.

A submission on Born This Way
I had the chance to ask the man behind my new favorite blog, Born This Way, some questions.

Who the heck are you?
My name is Paul V. (aka DJ Paul V.), from Los Angeles. I’m a longtime club and radio DJ, music reviews writer, and general music biz “Promosexual.” You could also say I’m a bit of a Facebook activist and outspoken mouthpiece for gay rights and equality. Also, “Born This Way” is my first ever official blog.

Coming Out With SNL

Article: Coming Out With SNL

I could get all serious and talk about the recent gay suicides or NY Governor candidate Carl Paladino’s rant about gays. I could lament our loss earlier this year regarding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (or celebrate yesterday’s victory). But instead, in honor of this past Monday, National Coming Out Day, I will just let you…