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.
By the time Noel realized she was gay, she was deeply involved in the Catholic church. She was eventually forced to resign as a college campus minister, and while this was extremely painful, she has cultivated a new sense of spirituality and purpose.
When Trystan, a trans man, wanted to build his family, he decided to have a child biologically despite the social risks and personal challenges. Here’s what it was like for him and his partner.
After growing up facing intolerable bullying and harassment for being gay, Roddy attempted suicide several times. Hoping to prevent anyone else from going through this, he dedicated himself to serving as a resource and source of hope for LGBTQ youth.