"My Gay Life #3 My Coming Out Journey Part 2; In Denial"
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For the Part 1, ‘The Beginning’, click here.

3 days ago · 8 notes

United Nations Free & Equal: One Billion Rising
The video is a look-back at year in the life of the campaign.

Free & Equal is an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.  A project of the United Nations Human Rights Office being implemented in partnership with the Purpose Foundation, Free & Equal will raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and promote greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere.  The campaign will engage millions of people around the world in conversations that will help promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.

This video gives me hope, folks. This is a big deal and we will get there, ‘a world that is free and equal’.

For more, please visit www.unfe.org

1 week ago · 4 notes · Source

#RainbowLaces: Change the Game
Premier League Footballers Come Out In Support Of Anti-Homophobia Campaign

LGBTQ charity Stonewall released a new video featuring Arsenal players showing their support for the campaign to end homophobia in the sport.

The video description is as follows:

We’ve teamed up with Paddy Power, Arsenal, The Gay Football Supporters Network and loads more to send Rainbow Laces to every professional football player and club in Britain. We’re asking players to wear the laces during the weekend of 13/14 September to show their support for kicking homophobia out of the beautiful game.

For more, click here.

1 week ago · 26 notes

Gay Twins Come Out Together

21-year-old twins Adam and Luke Monastero decided to come out to their parents. They recently told their friends and each other, and decided to let their folks in on the secret. So, they filmed it in a YouTube video called “Coming Out Live.” Their parents react positively and seem to support the twins.

1 week ago · 79 notes

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After getting asked numerous times by my peers as to why coming out was a big deal or why it was necessary, I decided to make a video addressing the importance of it. Maybe this video could provide a little insight to some of your followers that are struggling with that concept. Thank you for this blog and the message it is sending! 

1 week ago · 24 notes

gaywrites:

Important fact about Joan Rivers: She was a fierce advocate for people with HIV/AIDS and spoke publicly and often about her personal connection to the cause. In this video, an interview from her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, she explains why she works with God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based charity that provides meals to people with AIDS and others who are too sick to cook for themselves. Rest in peace. (via ThinkProgress)

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"How Not To React When Your Son Is Gay"

My heart breaks while watching this video. If you’re reading this and need support, please contact The Trevor Project. They are the leading national organization for crisis & suicide prevention - they are there to talk, 24/7 - confidential and free.

Warning: Disturbing audio and language

According to sources (both his friends and boyfriend) he is in a safe place now and removed from the situation. To support him, a GoFundMe project has been started by his friends to assist him with living expenses, which you can check out here.

Please remember that if you are in need of support, you can contact organizations such as Trevor Project 24/7.

2 weeks ago · 88,785 notes · Reblogged from tyleroakley

Sassy Gay Friend - It Gets Better

Sassy Gay Friend is a series of videos on YouTube, starring Brian Gallivan,  published on The Second City Network. Although this video is relatively old (published on October 9, 2010) I recently came across with it and really liked it, so I wanted to share it with you, too.

You can check out the videos of ‘Sassy Gay Friend’ here, which are absolutely hilarious.

3 weeks ago · 17 notes

Same Difference: a Feature Documentary Film about LGBT youth
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TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE

 Same Difference is a feature length documentary that presents the lives of two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age. Graeme Taylor, now 18 and off to college, grows up and goes to school in a supporting environment that allows him to thrive. Justin Aaberg (1995-2010) unfortunately grows up and goes to a school filled with intolerant backwards policies and scandal. Justin was just one of nine teens that took their lives while attending the Anoka-Hennepin School District between 2009-2011. This resulted in state health officials declaring the school district a suicide contagion, leading to a department of justice investigation. The role the school played in these deaths is explored through Jefferson Fietek, the only openly gay teacher in the district at the time. Additionally Mellisa Thompson, a parent in the district, highlights the shortcomings of the school board and the administration. Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D, Dr. Antoine Douaihy M.D., and Dr. Liz Winter PhD, LSW, examine the current research on anti-bullying and offer solutions to handling gender issues among adolescents within schools.

Find out more and support the project on Indiegogo here.

1 month ago · 49 notes · Source

"BORN THIS WAY | IT’S NOT A CHOICE"
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