Ryan Phillippe’s Groundbreaking Gay Role

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS I was interested today to see an article in the Advocate about actor Ryan Phillippe. He describes in the article how his religious parents shunned him back in 1992 when he played a struggling gay teenager, Billy Douglas, on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live ("OLTL"). I remember it well! … Continue reading Ryan Phillippe’s Groundbreaking Gay Role

So Now the Family Knows

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎GAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK Today Gay Video of the Week continues with a month-long celebration of coming out. October 11 was “National Coming Out Day.” Last week I featured videos that LGBT people have recorded to document their Big Reveal, the moment they came out one or both parents, siblings and important close friends. You … Continue reading So Now the Family Knows

Mom… Dad… I’m Gay!

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎GAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK Today Gay Video of the Week continues with a month-long celebration of coming out. October 11 this week was "National Coming Out Day." Last week I focused on big-name celebrities and other well-known LGBT people. This week I present a collection of videos that mostly not-so-rich-and-famous people have recorded … Continue reading Mom… Dad… I’m Gay!

Off My Chest & Into the World

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS◼︎GUEST AUTHOR:◻︎MATTHEW RYAN THOMPSON Introduction Today is National Coming Out Day. To mark the occasion, I'm reprinting here an item that a Facebook friend, Matthew Ryan Thompson, posted on his timeline last October. I first met Ryan in 2017 on an ill-fated flight from Philadelphia to Cleveland by way of LaGuardia in New York … Continue reading Off My Chest & Into the World

Out & Proud: From Star Trek to Walking Dead

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎GAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK Each Saturday this month, Gay Video of the Week is celebrating "National Coming Out Day" — which is officially tomorrow, Sunday, October 11. I'll have a special post tomorrow so come on back! We Are Everywhere! A rallying cry of the LGBT movement — "gay liberation" in my day … Continue reading Out & Proud: From Star Trek to Walking Dead

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎GAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK In 1988, October 11 was designated as "National Coming Out Day," though it's really international. I will be celebrating Coming Out this entire month on Gay Video of the Week. Be sure to come back every Saturday. I also have a page dedicated to Coming Out Stories that you … Continue reading Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!