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:
A guest article that takes a look back at Germany during the 20's and 30's.
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.
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.
Today's Featured Gay Story: Tim Dated A Lot of turkeys Before Meeting Earl -- Earl: Many roasts and chickens later we're still together.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
Today's featured coming out story video: How Nicholas Came Out in the Singapore Military. Watch:
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.
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:
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:
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 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.
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: