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Against a therapist’s advice, son comes out to devout Muslim father

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Khalid el Khatib
"I went to a therapist just for one session. And he, knowing who my father was, sort of said without saying, 'If I were you, I wouldn't come out to your dad.'" ...

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UMass guard Derrick Gordon: Coming out made me a better basketball player

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Derrick Gordon
Gordon became the first openly gay player in men's Division I college basketball when he came out last year, and says it changed his life for the better in every way. ...

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TLC to air series about transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Jazz Jennings
The 11-episode series will follow the lives of 14-year-old Jazz Jennings, her parents, siblings and grandparents. ...

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‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett on gay whispers: ‘I’ve never been in the closet’

Monday, March 9, 2015
Jussie Smollett (left) and Rafael de la Fuente in a scene from Fox's "Empire."
In a back stage interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Jussie Smollett said he has never been "in the closet," but stopped short of actually declaring himself to be gay. ...

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‘Mom… I’m gay, I own a porn company, and I’m in a polyamorous relationship’

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Benjamine Heath
Coming out once is hard enough. But for Benjamine Heath, he had to come out to his mother three times. ...

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‘Tomboy’ Renee recalls shopping trip to ‘The Gap’ to fix gender

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Renee Herndon
Renee was a "tomboy" as long as they can remember. As a teenager, Renee was part of an all-girls youth group, and was asked to represent the group at a pageant weekend. Part of that involved wearing a gown. ...

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Jonathan Knight on being outed and how ‘The Amazing Race’ helped his anxiety

Sunday, March 1, 2015
New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight, who appears on CBS' "The Amazing Race" with his partner Harley Rodriguez, opens up about how hiding his sexual orientation led to his struggle with stage fright and panic attacks. ...

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: ‘Fill in the blank’

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. ...

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Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples

Thursday, February 26, 2015
An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. ...

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Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows an area near the intersection of Christopher Street and West Street in New York. A unique federally funded study released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." Researchers say this is one of the sites where LGBTQ youth tended to meet together.
A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of LGBT youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." ...

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