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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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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 […]