Rachel grew up in a large family on a tight budget, and socks were hard to come by. When she wanted a way to supplement her teaching income, she started Pride Socks to empower anyone — but especially the LGBTQ+ community — to cultivate a sense of pride.
As a gay man who spent most of his career in show business, Rev. Dr. Knight didn’t think being a minister was in the cards. But he eventually took the leap, and the openly gay pastor now leads an extraordinarily LGBTQ-friendly church in San Antonio.
When Michelle and Kelly each moved to Austin to start over, they didn’t know other gay women. They met and decided to start hosting events to build a community for LGBTQ women, and the newly-engaged couple is now hosting Austin Pride’s official women’s events.
Gay couple Ben and Matt have embarked on a year-long trip around the world together. They’re documenting their journey to provide advice and resources to other LGBTQ travelers, and they have hopes of creating gay-friendly travel guides in the future. This is their story.
Growing up in an Iranian family, Omid was terrified to come out as gay, so he stayed in the closet until his late twenties. He’s now creating a pop-up book to make the coming out process easier for others and provide the resource he wishes he’d had when he was younger.
A collection of my favorite photos I took at Washington, DC Pride in June 2018. Enjoy photos of the colorful floats, costumes, and signs from Capital Pride’s parade and festival.
This is the story of a gay dad who wanted to start a family with his husband and was willing to go to great lengths to achieve it. Here’s how the couple brought their twins into the world via IVF and surrogacy, and why being parents has been so rewarding for them.
Growing up in upstate New York, Christina didn’t feel safe coming out as a lesbian. Once she moved to Chicago, she finally felt free to be herself, but there were no dedicated spaces for women. Together with a friend, she launched Back Lot Bash 15 years ago, now one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ women’s events.
After a rough childhood, Alex was forced into homelessness. Helping hands got him off the streets, and he now gives back by volunteering as Sister Dottie Bair with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and working to end youth homelessness.
Larry “Lare” Nelson moved to San Francisco in the 1970s and had a ball. Several years later, the AIDS pandemic struck and he lost most of his friends. These losses, coupled with his mother’s passion for giving back, launched him full-force into volunteerism.