Always My Son is one of a series of short documentary films that are being produced by the Family Acceptance Project to help ethnically and religiously diverse families decrease their LGBT children's risk for suicide, substance abuse, depression, HIV, homelessness and placement in foster care or juvenile justice settings -- by increasing family support. The video series we are developing is part of a range of research-based intervention resources -- including a new evidence-based family approach to help diverse families support their LGBT children. These resources are based on groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Caitlin Ryan and her team at San Francisco State University. Our new research shows that family accepting and rejecting behaviors have a compelling impact on their LGBT children's health and mental health. Visit our webpage at http://familyproject.sfsu.edu to learn more about the Family Acceptance Project.
David Testo talks to Xtra about his decision to come out and homophobia on the soccer field.
To reinforce the sometimes overlooked fact that there are black people in the LGBTQ community, and also that there are LGBTQ people in the black community, the blogpage, I’m From Driftwood’s very first Community Spotlight will feature stories from the black community. They are also making a commitment to feature more stories of all people of color and different ethnicities beyond this week.
Gary shares a funny flashback to when he first embraced his sexuality, and one night in particular preparing to go out and all the drama that ensued. Watch Gary's story below and read more about Gary here.
Episode 14 of In The Moment - Light and Dark
_In the 14th episode, Ricky and Carlos become big buddies to a young high school student that has just come out and is struggling with his sexuality. They are afraid to disclose their HIV status to the high school basketball star. Shawn and Brandon still are trying to decide if they should stop using condoms even though they both tested negative for HIV. Stephen hits the club and has a possible new date after Mike is a no show at their therapy session. Edgar decides to continue his party and play experiences after finding out he is HIV positive.
IN THE MOMENT is an online web series that follows the lives of a group of gay guys living in the same apartment complex in West Hollywood, California. Like most of us, they're faced with a huge range of decisions about sex, and the decisions they make impact their lives and the lives of people around them. IN THE MOMENT is also about starting an open, honest conversation among gay guys in the Los Angeles area about these types of decisions.
IN THE MOMENT starts with an authentic, sexy and sometimes humorous web soap opera that explores the full range of factors that come into play in sexual decision making among young gay men. Issues like self-esteem, dating, relationships, age, body image, addiction and others are addressed as key factors in the lives of the characters. The episodes are broken into 3-5 minute “webisodes”, which are a starting-place for discussion.
Check out the 14th webisode below!
Gay Airman Comes Out to His Dad on YouTube
A young gay airman who had been slowly chronicling his coming out process while serving overseas celebrated the first day of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" by coming out to his YouTube followers — and his father.
Going by the username, AreYouSurprised, he called his father in Alabama to come out to him. After a few moments, and making his father promise that he would love him unconditionally, the airman said, "Dad, I'm gay."
"Gay?" his father said.
"I always have been, and I've known since forever," he replied.
His father said he would still love his son, no matter what.
Check out some of his earlier videos here, and watch the latest post below:
Inside Sport - A Look At Gay Sportsmen Around The World
This is a report done by the BBC about gay sportsmen from around the world, coming out and dealing with their sexual orientation while playing professional sports. The admission from rugby star Gareth Thomas that he is gay, along with a number of other sports people from around the world, including basketball star John Amaechi, making public their sexuality, has led some to argue that the professional sporting arena is now a place where homosexual men and women can participate and enjoy the same freedoms as everyone else. Below is the first part of 3.
Below is the second part of 3 of BBC's inside look at gay sportsmen around the world.
Below is the last installment of BBC's inside look at gay sportsmen around the world.
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