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Conservative MO lawmaker: Child abuse made me gay

"I have overcome," said governor hopeful Sam Dixon in a statement. "And will not allow evil to win.”
Dixon claims child abuse led him to doubt his sexuality as a teen and live as a homosexual for five years. ...

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Survey: 50% of Gay Pride attendees are heterosexual

Participants on O'Connell Street in Dublin take part in a Gay Pride parade in Dublin Saturday June 27, 2015.
Six out of 10 people at last summer’s Pride Parade in Stockholm were women, and four out of 10 were heterosexual. ...

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WATCH: Pastor attacks church leader’s hypocritical stance on gay people

"Go find every song that's been written by a gay person for the last 100 years and don't sing it in church," Pastor E. Dewey Smith said during an impassioned sermon. "Let's see how many songs you can minister on that Sunday."
"We demonize and dehumanize the same people that we use," Smith cried to a cheering congregation. ...

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Steve Grand confronts everyone who criticized his “immodest” swimwear

Steve Grand faced a fair degree of criticism (and a lot of staunch praise_ for posting this photo to his Instagram account two weeks ago.
"I’m not looking for everyone’s approval all of the time." ...

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Here are 13 heart-breaking stories of amazing people thrown out of the Scouts simply for being gay

This weekend, Scouts for Equality have been Tweeting the personal touching stories of men and women who've been fired from the BSA.
Get to know some of the countless men and women who've been fired from the Boy Scouts of America for being gay. ...

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Gay teacher’s honesty inspires student to come out

Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.
The student wrote an extremely moving coming out letter, which you can read here. ...

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Boy Scouts expected to lift its ban on gay leaders today

The Boy Scouts' membership policy has been increasingly scrutinized in recent years, with prosecutors in New York and Colorado actively investigating the organization's hiring practices.
However, even under this new policy, church-led scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals. ...

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Graydon Carter remembers legendary writer/editor Ingrid Sischy

As editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, Sischy gained her reputation as as an astute taste-maker and cultural commentator.
The "empress" of fashion and art -- who was Interview's editor-in-chief for 18 years –– passed away Friday at the age of 63. ...

Is the WWE ready for a gay wrestling character?

WWE wrestler Darren Young
Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon hints that Darren Young's character may come out. ...

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