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Cameron Esposito Interviews Her Dad About Catholicism and Coming Out

The A.V. Club published a new installment of standup Cameron Esposito's ongoing column "Who in the World Is Cameron Esposito?" today, and this time Esposito decided to interview her conservative Catholic father about his struggle to accept her sexuality after she came out, and how it's affected his faith. While it took him a while to come to terms with everything, he eventually became what she calls "a warrior on my behalf." Here's an excerpt:

CE: When I was 25, I moved back to Chicago from Boston. Not long after I moved back, you apologized to me for the years you’d struggled with my coming out. What had [...]

A Funny Thing: Brantley Brice Discovers Himself, Matt Lauer, and the Power of Men's Underwear

Our story this week: Brantley Brice didn't so much struggle with his sexuality as much as he gleefully did the breaststroke in a river of denial of it. His closet was a palace of men's underwear models and sexual aids. But the truth, much like Brendan Fraser in a golden cod-piece, will always out.

Brantley Brice is an actor and comedian in New york. Seek and ye shall find him performing with The Bats, the resident theater company of The Flea Theater, or follow him on Twitter @brantleybrice. He loves dinosaurs.

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When Comedians Come Out

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

Though we've made tremendous strides towards embracing homosexuality in the past few years, our society still has an incredibly long way to go. Being openly gay is still a very risky proposition in parts of the United States and the rest of the world. Even in places where we've achieved ‘acceptance,’ there are still numerous ignorant stereotypes to overcome.

Gay comics are in the [...]