Several years into her military career, Jenny Thielke realized she was gay. But there was just one problem: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was still in place. This is her story of going from serving in the closet to being out, open, and a mentor for other LGBTQ troops.
David Millbern, a gay actor and producer, wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Advocate. So he created a documentary to chronicle the past 50 years of LGBTQ history and celebrate The Advocate’s role in it.
In high school, Blake was severely bullied and harassed for being gay. So he created a platform to help bullied teens — LGBTQ and otherwise — feel empowered have a voice.
Daniel, a popular home renovation blogger, thinks being gay is the least remarkable thing about him. This is his story of making a space for himself in an industry that so often doesn’t reflect him.
Raised in a Catholic Latino family, Alexander struggled to come out as gay. Now he’s out and proud, and a co-host on the first LGBTQ Latinx talk show.
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Once she came out as gay, Liz Baxter learned there are pros and cons to being a femme lesbian. People don’t assume you’re gay, but they also don’t always believe you. This is her story of learning to navigate the world as a lesbian and working to be visible.
Growing up in a devout Catholic family, Cole struggled to come to terms with her lesbian identity. But she now runs GAYTX, a company working to empower the community with pride and introduce a new LGBTQ sizing system.
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.