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Dismissed Navy veteran highlights push for transgender rights

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Landon Wilson
Landon Wilson was forced to leave the Navy after the military discovered he was transgender. But his story reaches far beyond the military and into civilian society where transgender people still struggle to gain acceptance. [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day parades march toward equality

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Why does it matter whether or not gays are allowed to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade? Don't they have enough parades of their own? [...]

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‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ – Watershed story is revised, updated

Monday, March 16, 2015
Author Leslea Newman, of Holyoke, Mass., displays a copy of her book "Heather Has Two Mommies." Newman, who wrote the original version of "Heather Has Two Mommies," 25 years ago, about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies, has updated the book with fresh illustrations from a new artist..
The playful picture book was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting, has been revised and updated with fresh illustrations from a new artist. [...]

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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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