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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

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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

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“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

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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

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