During senior class awards, this young man accepts the prize for “Class Actor” by coming out to his classmates.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday October 31, 2012 5:36 pm|
What I didn’t know is how this “coming out” would redefine my life forever.
I didn’t know the coming out process is so gut wrenching for our children, even if they have been born to an accepting family. I didn’t know that Ian had to travel his own journey of self-acceptance before he could ever “come out” to his father and me. And I didn’t know that my prayers would be answered the following summer because by that time, I realized I needed to know more. I didn’t expect to see a “closet” float being pulled down the streets of my city surrounded by people dressed as parents. This closet float said, “Closets are for Clothes Not our Kids,” and that is how I was introduced to my PFLAG family.
|By: Dan Choi Sunday October 16, 2011 1:59 pm|
The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was an all-out battle, at times tougher than combat. Military Veterans and Political Lobbyists, College Professors and Grassroots Organizers pushed the government in such a way that the issue could not be ignored, but that did not mean the coalition or the struggle was an easy one. We all learned many tough lessons about research, messaging, politics, and perseverance. The roller coaster of DADT repeal is brought to life from “the foxhole” perspective of Dr. Aaron Belkin of the Palm Center (formerly known as the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military) who has the deserved distinction and title: The Professor of The Movement.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 28, 2010 9:11 am|
Ken Mehlman left the gay closet earlier this week, asking for understanding if not support from the glbt community. That would be easier to find if Mehlman demonstrated a bit of understanding of that community and the toll that the Bush White House and RNC took on it while Mehlman was working there. No matter how much he did in his Off-The-Record political closet, it’s going to be hard to overcome what happened on the record.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday May 2, 2010 5:00 pm|
Country star Chely Wright who scored big hits with with “Single White Female” and “Shut Up and Drive” is announcing she’s lesbian, according to TMZ and confirmed by other sources. She is the first major country star to come out.