By Kergan Edwards Stout

Kergan Edwards-Stout

Kergan Edwards-Stout is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and author, whose debut novel Songs for the New Depression is a shortlisted in the 2011 Indie Lit Awards. In addition to LGBTQ Nation, he has also contributed to the Huffington Post and the Bilerico Project, blogs regularly at kerganedwards-stout.com, and is honored to have been named be one of HRC’s 2011 Fathers of the Year.

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Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung’s biography: 11 years after his death, fans remember his warmth

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Leslie Cheung's fans came to him through their love of his music and his performances on the screen, both large and small, but they stayed with him, and even now, over 11 years after his death, they stay with him because of his warmth, simplicity and humbleness of character. [ Read more → ]
Garrett Miller

Garrett Miller: Chasing his dreams with ‘Eyes Wide’

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Garrett Miller’s Rated G Radio is burning up the airwaves every weeknight, covering the latest in news, entertainment, and culture, culminating in a Friday night dance party. [ Read more → ]
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This holiday season, share your gay gifts with the world

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Like many other LGBT people, I grew up thinking that I was all alone in the world. I knew of no other gay folks, either out or closeted, and the absence of role models likely contributed to my sense of solitude. It didn’t help that within my own dysfunctional family I had my own secrets to keep about who I was, creating a wall between me and them. In those pre-internet days, I would scour every book and newspaper in hopes of finding the slightest reference that someone else might be gay like me... [ Read more → ]
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Award-winning LGBT Book ‘Missing’ becomes the Indie movie ‘He is Gone’

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Having read and enjoyed the LGBT novel Missing, by Drake Braxton, which I found to be a fun and unique romance/mystery, I wasnít surprised when the book went on to win several awards, including Best Gay Fiction for the New England Book Festival. Now, two... [ Read more → ]
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Halloween horrors: The ghost of Proposition 8 returns…

Monday, October 14, 2013
The majority of California’s “innocent children” are under attack from a vile, twisted bunch hoping to ogle the opposite sex in the bathroom. Just as in Prop 8, the LGBT community is being equated with pedophiles. That tired old “abnormal” and “sick” paint brush is being used collectively on the trans community, as if simply being different makes one unworthy of equal treatment under the law. ... Given all the similarities to Prop 8 messaging, it’s no surprise that the National Organization for Marriage is behind this petition drive, or that Prop 8′s chief strategist, Frank Schubert, works on this campaign as well. [ Read more → ]
Paul Boynton

Author Paul Boynton on embracing life beyond 50: Begin with ‘Yes’

Friday, July 26, 2013
How best to move forward through life is one of the questions author, life coach, and non-profit CEO Paul Boynton asks and attempts to answer on a daily basis. As author of the inspirational Begin With Yes and the host of both its accompanying Facebook page as well as the Facebook page Being Gay, Becoming Gray, he helps others take big issues and distill them into manageable bites. [ Read more → ]
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AIDS at 32: For whom the bell tolls – 32 notables share their stories

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Having lost friends, co-workers, and a lover, Shane Sawick, to AIDS, I am all too acutely aware of the personal impact the disease has had on my life.  Coming of age during the height of the epidemic, my experiences in HIV education and activism fundamentally... [ Read more → ]
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A conversation with Brian Centrone, author of ‘An Ordinary Boy’

Saturday, June 1, 2013
I had the pleasure of first meeting Brian Centrone last year at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York. We’d become virtual friends via Twitter, connecting through a group of writers who support each other’s work. Friendly and witty, I was interested in learning more Brian and his work, and the publication of his new novel, “An Ordinary Boy,” proved just the opportunity... [ Read more → ]
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Memories and Memorials — for the countless many, lost far too young

Monday, May 27, 2013
For me, Memorial Day is about honoring not only those who died fighting for our freedom, but also those closer, lost to far different battles, particularly AIDS. ... And so, this Memorial Day, I’ll pause and honor the many of my own troops who have fallen in battle. They may not have had the uniform or the recognition of our armed forces, but the wars they fought were just as valiant, and I, for one, am richer for their many, varied gifts and sacrifices. [ Read more → ]
Kergan (right) and family.

How I survived a plague

Sunday, May 19, 2013
I survived a plague. It once seemed unfathomable I’d ever write such words, let alone experience just such a cataclysmic event. Growing up in a bland but largely protected Southern California suburb in the 60s and 70s, I had no clue what lie ahead.. [ Read more → ]
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