Blake on the Importance of Coming Out & Visibility

Today's Featured Coming Out Video: Blake Hayes, a New York-based TV host/reporter, radio personality, and magician, talks about his coming out experience and how when people come out, they open themselves up to more meaningful and intimate relationships with friends, family members, and potential partners. Watch:

Featured Music Video: Tenderoni

This week's featured music video is Kele Okereke's (of Bloc Party) debut solo single from his debut album, 'The Boxer' which comes out in June.

Her Old & New Life Collided on Facebook

Today's Featured Gay Video Story: Jennifer's old life and new life collided on Facebook when she posted a link to a poem by a Queer poet about marriage equality.

Gay History: Anti-gay Terror in Nazi Germany

Guest Article on the Anti-gay Terror in Nazi Germany.

Gay History: Sexual Freedom vs. Fascism in Germany

A guest article that takes a look back at Germany during the 20's and 30's.

Nazi Germany and the "Homosexual Problem"

The religious right's objections this week to Don't Ask, Don't Tell brought about some interesting/disturbing stories about the "danger" of having gays serve in uniform.

Abdul Always Knew He Was Gay

Today's Featured Gay Story: Abdul, a first generation American from the Bronx always knew he was gay but didn't know what to call it until he was a teenager. He came out to his friends at 17 when he was graduating from high school. However, Abdul is not out to his family.

Many Roasts and Chickens Later, Earl & Tim Are Still Together

Today's Featured Gay Story: Tim Dated A Lot of turkeys Before Meeting Earl -- Earl: Many roasts and chickens later we're still together.

Humpday Pic - 50's Drag Tea Party

Humpday Pic: Just a few of the girls...err...boys getting together for a tea party at the church mens club...

Edgar Had No Role Models or Gay Friends

Today's Featured Coming Out Video Story: Edgar grew up in El Paso, Texas, where he had no gay role models or gay friends. Watch:

Video: Frank Kameny At 85th Birthday Party

Gay, civil rights legend, Frank Kameny celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday and he was on hand for all the parties last week. Steve Fox of the Washington Blade caught up to Frank and asked him about his 85th birthday, DADT, Gay Rights campaigns and Pres. Obama. Watch:

Saeed Had A Closet Talk With His Mom

Today's Featured Coming Out Video: Saeed always trys to make a point that, 'Yeah, I’m from the south and I'm gay and I'm okay'. When he came out to his mom he talked about clothes closets....

AIDS Response Will Be Set Back :AIDS program finacier

Global Fund, a dominant financier of programs that fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, says that the "Malawi Sentence Will Set Back AIDS Response".

Questions of Gender and Sexual Identity Enter the Malawi 'Gay Marriage' Case

Story About Couple in Malawi Condemned to Prison for Holding a Engagement Ceremony Takes A New Twist or Two.

Featured Music Video: Prelude to the Nocturne

This evening's featured music video is from Red Cable Sunday's debut single.

Video: 'Old school' Father's Can Change

Today's Featured Gay Video Story: Elisa from Seabrook Texas talks about how people can change their attitudes. Watch:

American Legionnaires' Gay Scare

It's a pity that the American Legion doesn't go to bat for gay servicemembers in the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" fight....

Coming Out Video: Cat Felt Pressured To Date Boys

Today's Featured Coming Out Story: Cat Davis grew up in Indiana where she encountered a lot of pressure to date boys. In high school, she began to realize that she might be gay but didn’t come out until she was 20 and in college. Watch:

It's Official: 14 Years Imprisonment for Malawi's Gay Couple

After months of waiting their fate the inevitable has happened. On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Steven Monjeza (26) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (20) were sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour after being " convicted of gross indecency and unnatural acts " earlier in the week.

Coming Out Story: 'What Took You So Long?'

Today's Featured Coming Out Video Story: The question everyone asked Peter from NY City was: "What took you so long?"

Lonely Gay Seniors Find an 'Open Door' in Buenos Aires

Latin America's first gay senior citizens center opened in Buenos Aires in September. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on the center and the state of gay senior citizen's lives & rights in Argentina. Watch:

Malawi Court's Conviction of Gay Couple Outrageous - Rights Groups Condemn Ruling

Tuesday's conviction by a Magistrate Court in Blantyre, Malawi of Tiwonge ("Tionge") Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza for "unnatural offences" and "indecent practices between males" has been met with condemnation from Gay and Human Rights organizations around the globe; denouncing the conviction and calling for the release of the imprisoned couple who face up to 14 years of hard labour in prison.

Gay Couple in Malawi Convicted

CNN's David McKenzie reports that a Malawi court has found a gay couple (Steven Mojenza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20,) guilty of gross indecency and unnatural acts. Sentencing will take place May 20. The men face up to 14 years of hard labor. Watch:

Video: A Gay Family's Coming Out Story

Today's Featured Coming Out Story: Andrew and Dan met about 8 months after they came out to their families and friends while they were in college. They're now proud parents. Watch:

Coming Out Story: How Nicholas Came Out in the Singapore Military

Today's featured coming out story video: How Nicholas Came Out in the Singapore Military. Watch:

Featured Music Vid: Anything

This week's featured music video is from Mirrorkicks's debut album.

Video: Jill Bennett's Coming Out Story

Today's Featured Coming Out Story: Jill Bennett is a gorgeous, talented, and Out actress in Hollywood originally from Indiana. She came out to her friends and family at 19. Watch:

Video Report: He Was 15 and Killed for Being Gay

CNN's Randi Kaye revisits the 2008 Lawrence King case -- the 15-year-old California boy who was killed because he was gay.

New Report Debunks Military Gay Ban Myths

New Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic Report Finds Smooth Transition for Gay Soldiers in Other Countries -- Fears Espoused by Those Opposed to Lifting Gay Bans Were Unfounded.

SAG Rejects Newsweek's 'Straight Jacket'

Screen Actors Guild Responds to "Straight Jacket" Newsweek Article:

Video: He Was an Eccentric Kid - True Gay Story

Today's Featured Coming Out Story from the I'm From Driftwood project: Patrick talks about his "eccentric little kid behaviours" when he was growing up in Galveston, Texas. Watch:

The Continuing NewsWeek Saga on Gay Actors

You may recall that last week NewsWeek's Ramin Setoodeh wrote a piece titled: Straight Jacket. In it he asked: "Heterosexual actors play gay all the time. Why doesn't it ever work in reverse?" And then proceeded to rip a number of gay actors to shreds...The debate raged through the weekend and has continued all through this week.

Video: Becca's Coming Out Story

Becca grew up in Canton, MA, and now lives in New York City. She is the founder of the I Want the World to Know Initiative and is proud to share her coming out story with the world.

Video: I'm From Turkey - True Gay Stories

Today's featured video story is from the I'm From Driftwood project; featuring a touching story about Zee, a gay man and his relationship with his father. Watch:

Video: Steven's Coming Out Story

Today's Featured Coming Out Story -- From I Want the World to Know: Steven grew up in Virginia in a Christian household. As a child he wasn't interested in playing football; instead, he loved playing school. Watch:

Why Pathetic Closet Cases Are Fair Game

Rachel Maddow explains what's really scandalous about revelations that anti-gay activist George Alan Reker is gay. It's not his personal life but his efforts to impose his self-loathing on the rest of society. Watch:

Featured Music Vid: The Bear Song

This week's featured music video is from Pixie Herculon, (Jill Sobule and Margaret Cho) singing about their Bear fantasies...Check it out:

Bryan Safi on Faux 'Mo's

This week, Bryan Safi of That's Gay muses about TV characters who Go Faux 'Mo and why they do it -- Watch:

Chely Wright's Gay Secret Nearly Killed Her

Country music singer, Chely Wright came out gay this week in a big magical splash -- but her secret drove her to the brink of suicide. Wright recounts the agony that came along with coming to terms with her sexuality, telling TODAY’s Natalie Morales "I had a 9 millimeter gun in my mouth" Watch:

Country Music Singers Who Were Out Before Chely Wright

Country Music singer Chely Wright officially came out this week, (two days ahead of schedule) and is apparently going to be making the rounds of various media outlets this week including the Today Show on Wednesday, May 5, to talk about coming out, being a lesbian and her new album and her new book. Congratulations are in order but I must say that I am a little disappointed about the whole business.

Howard Dean Speaks Out on DADT at Rally

Former DNC chairman, Howard Dean joined more than 100 people in Lafayette Park on Sunday, May 2, at a rally organized by Get Equal and others protesting DADT. Video plus news links: