Gay Rights

Why TikToker Chris Olsen's Coming Out Story Is Proof He Can Handle Anything

Being openly gay at an all-boys high school was admittedly "isolating" but freeing for Chris Olsen. The digital creator talked to E! News about the importance of normalizing the queer experience.

October 11, 2022

Why the OG "Forever Family" Fab Five Was So Revolutionary For Onscreen Representation

In a special episode of E!'s Reunion Road Trip, the original Queer Eye Fab Five come together in L.A. to celebrate Jai Rodriguez's 40th birthday. Get the details here!

June 18, 2021


See Carson Kressley Give Queer Eye's Jai Rodriguez a Stunning 40th Birthday Makeover

The OG Queer Eye For the Straight Guy cast comes together in a very special Reunion Road Trip episode to celebrate Jai Rodriguez's 40th birthday. Will his style mature with his age?

June 15, 2021

Dance Moms Star Zackery Torres Shares They're Transitioning

The Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition alum publicly announced their "life update" in a Tiktok video shared on May 30.

May 31, 2021


Colton Underwood's Former Bachelor Contestant Demi Burnett Reacts After He Comes Out As Gay

The bisexual Bachelor in Paradise alum sounds off on Colton Underwood's announcement that he's gay and if she's reached out for the newly out star.

April 15, 2021


For Equal’s Isis King, It’s Vital to Speak up About Transgender Representation

HBO Max’s Equal tells the story of lesser-known LGBTQ+ activists. E! News caught up with Isis King, who plays a composite of transgender and non-confirming people.

November 9, 2020

Wendy Williams Apologizes for Saying Gay Men Should "Stop Wearing Our Skirts and Our Heels"

Wendy Williams addressed the backlash she received following the controversial comments she made during Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

February 14, 2020

British TV Host Phillip Schofield Comes Out As Gay In Powerful On-Camera Moment

Phillip Schofield, host of British TV show This Morning, has come out as gay. See the host's statement and interview with co-host Holly Willoughby below.

February 7, 2020

Lil Nas X Comes Out as Gay Before Pride Month Ends: ''Some of Y'all Already Know''

He shares the news on Twitter, with an outpouring of support from his fans

July 1, 2019

How Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and More Stars Are Changing the Face of Sexuality in Hollywood

A look at the wise words stars have shared over the years

June 5, 2019

Arthur Character Mr. Ratburn Is Revealed as Gay, and Fans of the Beloved Kid's Series Are Rejoicing

Yes, Arthur is still on air, and it's going strong with new episodes

May 14, 2019

13 Reasons Why's Brandon Flynn Says He’s A Part of the LGBTQ+ Community: ''We've Come Out Bravely''

Actor pens emotional Instagram in defense of same-sex marriage in Australia

September 18, 2017

Colton Haynes Speaks Out Against Homophobia in Hollywood

He thanks Greg Berlanti, Jeff Davis and Ryan Murphy for believing "gay actors are more than just their personal lives"

August 30, 2017

Thomas Dekker Publicly Comes Out as Gay in Emotional Essay

Actor known for roles on The Secret Circle and Heroes also revealed he married the love of his life in April

July 14, 2017

Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and More Stars Write Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community

Pride Month kicks off with messages from Céline Dion, Elton John and Barbra Streisand

June 1, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner Distances Herself From President Donald Trump: My Loyalties Lie With the LGBTQ Community

"With the Republicans, I keep a very close eye on all the things that are happening," she says

April 21, 2017


Growing Up Hip Hop’s Andre King Comes Out as Gay and Reveals How His Famous Family Has Been His Support System

Angela Simmons’ pal on the popular show speaks to E! News about his decision to speak about his sexuality

December 2, 2016

Scream Star Bex Taylor-Klaus Comes Out as Gay: "Yes, the Rumors Are True"

Actress, 22, broke the news on Twitter

November 18, 2016

Joe Biden Officiates Same-Sex Wedding for White House Staffers

Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie got married in Washington, D.C. on August 1, 2016

August 2, 2016

Kristen Stewart Opened Up About Her Relationship With Her Girlfriend Like It Was No Big Deal—and That's Awesome

The more sexuality isn't used to define a person, the better--and that conversation often still starts when public figures decide to share

July 27, 2016