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Social media giant Facebook receives recognition award from GLAAD

Sunday, June 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Social media giant Facebook was honored Saturday night at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards, hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. [ Read more → ]

Presidential Proclamation: Obama declares June LGBT pride month

Friday, June 1, 2012
The White House on Friday issued this proclamation by President Barack Obama, declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, calling on Americans to “eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.” [ Read more → ]

‘In the Life’ documentary to celebrate LGBT Latino pride, culture

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
NEW YORK -- Award-winning news magazine "In the Life" will celebrate Latin pride in June with "Orgullo Latino," a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Latinos in the United States. [ Read more → ]

Cynthia Nixon marries longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni

Monday, May 28, 2012
Actress Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") and longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni married Sunday in New York City. Nixon, 46, and Marinoni, an education activist, 45, have been together since 2004, and had been engaged for three years. [ Read more → ]

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons outed in NY Times profile

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Jim Parsons, the Emmy Amward-winning star of the CBS' sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," has confirmed publicly for the first time that he is gay and in a long-term relationship. [ Read more → ]

Gay rights pioneer, groundbreaking author Rev. Robert Wood, turns 89

Monday, May 21, 2012
In 1960, the young Reverend Robert Wood (1923-present) published a first-of-its-kind book, entitled “Christ and the Homosexual,” in hopes of inspiring a movement of dialogue, new writing, and deeper understanding regarding the gay community, particularly by the Church. [ Read more → ]

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia observed around the globe

Thursday, May 17, 2012
GENEVA, Switzerland -- LGBT rights advocates observed the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHO) in more than 95 countries around the world Thursday, commemorating the 1990 decision by the World Health Organization that decategorized homosexuality as a mental disorder. [ Read more → ]

Donna Summer dead at 63

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Donna Summer. She was disco's biggest star. From the orgiastic "Love to Love You Baby," to the bittersweet "Last Dance" and "On The Radio," she could claim some of the most enduring hits of the era. Sadly, TMZ is reporting that the 63-year-old Summer died today, quietly, in Florida, after a battle with lung cancer. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: NovaLei Gonzalez, ‘I’m from Hawaii’

Sunday, May 13, 2012
After having suicidal thoughts from being bullied and taunted in school, NovaLei went home to his grandfather, who offered advice that NovaLei still remembers today... [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: Robbie Maris, ‘I’m from New Berlin, Wisc.’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
In this video story from "I'm from Driftwood," Robbie Maris tells that, after coming out to his religiously conservative parents, he was sent to “ex-gay” ministry, Exodus International. [ Read more → ]

Parents of gay Mormons tell their kids, ‘It Gets Better’

Monday, April 23, 2012
A group of Mormon parents are defending their gay children in a new "It Gets Better" video which challenges the Mormon church's disapproval of homosexuality and same-sex relationships. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: John W. McLaughlin, ‘I’m from Medway, Maine’

Sunday, April 22, 2012
In this video story by "I'm from Driftwood," John McLaughlin shares his story of falling into and pulling himself, with the help of loved ones, out of drug addiction. [ Read more → ]

Interview with Steven Fales: A gay Mormon boy grows up

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Actor/playwright Steven Fales first came to my attention with his groundbreaking solo play, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, which was a hit off-Broadway and in cities around the world. The play chronicles Fales’ heartbreaking journey from being a devoted sixth-generation Mormon and father of two, to coming out as gay and being excommunicated from his church. [ Read more → ]

Olympic diving champion comfortable as role model for gay athletes

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
SYDNEY, Australia — Openly gay Olympic gold medalist diving champion Matthew Mitcham, in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday, said he’s comfortable being seen as an icon for the LGBT community and a role model for gay athletes. [ Read more → ]

Study: Parental support of ‘coming out’ helps improve long-term health

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
"Coming out" may be good for your health, particularity when your parents support the decision, according to a new study published in the Journal of Homosexuality. [ Read more → ]

Paul Iacono: ‘Yes I’m gay. And yes, it does get better.’

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Paul Iacono, the 23-year-old actor and former star of MTV’s "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" on Wednesday announced via Twitter and in an interview with The Village Voice that he is gay. [ Read more → ]

Study: Homophobia is often the manifestation of repressed same-sex desire

Monday, April 9, 2012
Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals who harbor unacknowledged attraction towards the same sex, and who grew up in authoritarian households where parents forbade such desires, according to a new series of psychology studies. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: Spouse changes gender, couple stays married

Sunday, April 8, 2012
Shellie and Randi Ruge have been married for more than 13 years. Years into their marriage, their commitment to each other would be put to an unexpected challenge... [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: Brooks Smith, ‘I’m from Charlotte, N.C.’

Sunday, April 1, 2012
In this "I'm From Driftwood" video story, Brooks Smith comes out to his mom, a therapist -- which leads to some awkward, uncomfortable and possibly inappropriate questions. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: Mother and son — One story, two perspectives

Sunday, March 25, 2012
When my son, Kyle, was fourteen years old, I asked him point-blank if he was gay. He admitted to me tearfully that he was. We hugged and cried together, and I let him know in no uncertain terms that it made no difference to me whatsoever. We began an adventure together that day, mother and son, that has been wonderful and heartbreaking, joyful and painful. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT story: Tyrone Smith, ‘I’m from Kinston, N.C.’

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tyrone Smith, proudly proclaiming he’s 70 years old this year, remembers what it was like when AIDS struck Philadelphia. More specifically, he remembers his friendship with a young gay man who turned Tyrone into the activist and integral part of the Philly LGBT community he is today. [ Read more → ]

Singer Lance Bass targeted with series of anti-gay messages, threats

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Openly gay entertainer Lance Bass was the target of a series of anti-gay slurs, sent to him in a series of Facebook messages on Saturday. [ Read more → ]

New ‘It Gets Better’ video features parents of transgender youth

Monday, March 19, 2012
"In the Life Media" on Monday released an “It Gets Better” video featuring parents of transgender youth delivering a message of support for other such parents, the first “It Gets Better” video of its kind. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT story: Matt Radcliffe, ‘I’m from Spring, Texas’

Sunday, March 18, 2012
I remember that my whole life I looked up to no one more than my father. He is just such a great human being ... I don’t know what backwards logic I was using, but my whole life I was terrified to tell him, “I am gay.” [ Read more → ]

What to consider before tying the knot: An LGBT primer

Sunday, March 18, 2012
As the tide of marriage equality begins to turn, with same gender nuptials becoming a reality for increasing numbers of couples, along comes a perfectly-timed guide to provide insight into what elements to consider before taking such a step. [ Read more → ]
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