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George Takei, ‘Star Trek’ Star, On Coming Out, LGBT Rights And ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

George Takei, ‘Star Trek’ Star, On Coming Out, LGBT Rights And ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

George for President! by Michelangelo Signorile George Takei says there’s a not-so-secret mission — or two — behind the bitingly funny videos and Facebook updates which the “Star Trek” legend posts regularly to his 3.5 million Facebook followers, who grow by 40,000 per week. “I think my new image as a comic observer of society happened

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College Football Player Kicked Off Team After Outing Himself

Though Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe have prompted a media discussion about improving LGBT inclusion in the world of football, North Dakota student Jamie Kuntz is having a very different experience. After being caught kissing his boyfriend while recording a game, Kuntz was kicked out of the North Dakota State College of Science, where he had earned

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An 18-year-old Rugby Player from Wales Does Heart Felt Coming Out Video

“I hated myself, I hated myself for what I was,” Thomas “Bozzy” Bosworth says at the beginning of his wonderfully moving 12-minute YouTube video (see below) detailing his experience as a closeted gay teenager and his triumphant coming out story. As the captain of his rugby team in Quaker Yards, Wales, Bosworth was trying to reconcile being


Anderson Cooper’s Message to Andrew Sullivan: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay.”

Read below and intense and honest email sent to Andrew Sullivan of The Dish from one of our faves, the silver fox himself, Anderson Cooper. Andrew says “as a friend for more than two decades. I asked him (Cooper) for his feedback on this subject ( emerging trend: gay people in public life who come out in a much

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“Man in the Mirror” Puerto Rican High School Jock Fights with Truth of Being Gay :: Short Film

Jason Gutierrez is a Puerto Rican high school student from New York City and the quintessential all-American guy. Status comes at a price as rumors spread that Jason is gay. With his identity questioned, Jason is pushed to understand who he is and prove how far he will go to show he’s just “one of

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High School Football Player’s “It Gets Better”Video: Fundamentalist Preacher Father and Life in the Bible Belt

Last week we ran a terrific first-person storyby Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school football player in the Bible Belt whose dad is a fundamentalist preacher. Since then, he has received hundreds of supportive emails, including from politicians and other athletes. He is coming out to more and more people each week and chronicles his journey on

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True LGBTQ Stories: When A College Football Team Defended Its Gay Captain (VIDEO)

“Brian Sims never really had to come out to his college football team as gay. In fact, it was the other way around: his team more came out to him.” I’m From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit forum for true lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer stories. Earlier this year, founder and Executive Director Nathan Manske


“Gay. I’m gay.” Announces Your 7-Year Old Boy to His Mom

A blogger with The Huffington Post tells her story about her 7-year old son’s revealing words, “Gay. I’m gay.” What a refreshing and lovely story.     Considering that my son has a longstanding crush on Glee‘s Blaine and regularly refers to him as “my boyfriend,” I thought there was a fair chance that he would someday

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EricJames Borges, 19, Killed Himself Wednesday After Having Endured a Traumatic Coming-Out Experience

Knowing the outcome and tragedy almost makes this video unbearable to view. Friends say EricJames Borges, 19, killed himself Wednesday after having endured a traumatic coming-out experience. This should not still be happening in 2012. Ericjames was near and involved with resources helping other LGBTQ individuals find peace in who they are, The Trevor Project, yet still


Coming Out Stories as Cultural Capital: Anderson Cooper Out Due to Peer Pressure?

Is Anderson Cooper going to fold to peer pressure to swing through the closet doors and come out? Now he is being accused that he will come out to improve the ratings of his television show that is getting so-so ratings. Why not? It’s his project, his decision. Hey, stay out of my uterus and

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More Macho Men in Masculine World of Rugby Come Out and Talk: Jed Hooper

Here is more proof that trail blazers like  Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens coming out of the closet are role models. Jed Hooper becomes chatter box and discusses his choice of coming out. The decision, he said, was still far from easy. “I met someone earlier this year who said he could not be with someone who

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Happy Coming Out Day Queers: John Waters Says Coming Out is Square

This video is brought to you in good spirits and to lighten up the mood. LGBT folks coming out of the closet is a very personal journey. Some of us have it easier than others. For those that had it easy, that came out to open arms and acceptance, lets extend our arms and thoughts

Viral Youtube Clip Outs a Gay Soldier

Soldier opts to us the internet to gain strength to come out of the closet as a gay man and discusses his views on DADT. He proclaims he is from the bible belt. The headless soldier step by step talks about his process of revealing his real identity to fellow comrades and friends. He eventually

Professional Bowling Champ Comes Out; Lets Call Him the King of Balls

Oh goody, now that the big wigs are coming out we should have a domino effect effect. I guess some would put bowling in a league of sports. I mean after all you change your shoes and all. There aren’t many sports where you can eat chill dogs though. I might have assumed he was

Rachel Maddow Calls for All Gay Anchors to Come Out Already

You all know that Rachel is my girl! I do as she says (wait does that make me her girl). She calls for other “closeted” anchors to be open about their sexuality. Rachel takes on so many armies herself and deserves a little back up. So, Anderson don’t be a pussy. Rachel needs you. You

Barney Frank, You're Cute and I Trust you. Are we in a Relationship?

I can only take politics in small doses or by Twitter feeds. I am obsessed with Barney Frank and the messages that come out of his mouth breaking through his adorable lisp ( yes, I said adorable. Welcome to Daddy Hunt) In Barney , I believe! __________________________ Frank sees gay equality “in my lifetime” via

An Athlete’s Story of Coming Out; Be an athlete or athletic supporter ( wink)

Via www.hrcbackstory.org The following is from Brian Sims.  Sims is the President of Equality Pennsylvania and a former college athelete.  He was the first openly gay captain of an NCAA football team.  He played at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Just over 10 years ago, I had the honor of coming out to my college football

Lambert Ready to be Gay Role Model ( to a few)

Adams advice is to close your eyes and be yourself. Thats a great start, but the real challenge is when you open your eyes and  find that, that is when the real work begins. Finding your place in  this world, a safe place to be you. Closing your eyes and getting your footing is awesome,


Children’s Book Explaining Homosexuality

Simple , to the point and easy for a child to understand. So, now the kids get it, How do we teach ignorant adults? < I don’t know the name or authors name >

LGBT Egyptians, Another level of Despair

When we aren’t to busy thinking that America is the center of the Universe and how Fab ( Rupaul, shaking finger) we are here in the privileged USA, we realize damn, we have it good in retrospect! I think that if “we” even knew half the struggle our gay brothers and sisters around the world


Take a moment to remember Fellow human being that left this world early. A year ago today the world lost Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian. Brendan was killed in a car crash on a snowy highway in Indiana. Brendan will be memorialized at a game tonight with the team he worked for,

Clay Aiken Goes All Violent Jazz Hands on Doubters

I can relate, sorta. I never had a coming out party or ran to the top of a mountain and screamed, IM HERE  IM QUEER, GET USED TO IT! Nor have I had it published in any magazines. I was always the little weirdo, queer kid that people just called gay because of my difference

“I’m not drunk … I’ve got cerebral palsy.” is Gay. Can you Guess?

Phewwwwww, thanks for the clarification , I can now breath. Next……….. Facts of Life Star Is Gay By Advocate.com Editors Thirty years after endearing herself to ’80s sitcom viewers, Facts of Life star Geri Jewell, who played Blair’s cousin Geri, has come out as a lesbian. On The Facts of Life, Jewell played a young woman with

Oprahs 25 Gay Years

Oprah and Gayle sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G ……… I say, who the hell cares. Is that something you even want to think about. live and let live 25 Years of LGBT Issues on Oprah By Advocate.com Editors Oprah takes a look back at 25 years of covering LGBT issues on her talk show with special


High school senior Kayla K. comes out to her high school, in an assembly honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 13 and 14, 2011. VIA towleroad

Being ” Different” Makes a Difference

With our communities “It Gets Better” campaign in full effect, I have also been softened to the feelings of our queer youths. I have often been called “different” and have often responded in a F*** You manner in an auto self defense mechanism. But in my ripe old age I wear “different” as a badge

Getting Our History Out of the Closet and Putting on Display

I’m the first to judge and ridicule our gay brothers and sisters ( let that be NYE resolution #1 : Be nicer to my gays). I applaud loudly, to those who put in the effort to get “our” history out, and to take it to gigantic proportions. The GLBT Historical Society has opened its new museum