I came out over a decade ago, 2004 to be exact. However, all my life I was accused of being “gay” when at such a young age I didn’t even know what that meant. I can remember many situations where I experienced homophobia. Whether it was being called queer at the local Sonic in front… Read More The Aftermath of Homophobia
For those of you confused or intrigued by the title, please let me clarify: I respect the right of every American citizen to support any political candidate they so choose. That right is one of the foundations of our country and, objectively speaking, I will always support that ideal. However, just because I respect the… Read More I respect the right for people to support Trump, but not those that actually do
The LGBTQ community is no stranger to fighting for equality in mainstream society; it has been an on-going battle for decades. For those of us who are a part of this continuous march, it can sometimes be easy to forget that there are other minority groups which have struggled, and continued to struggle, simply because… Read More Why #BlackLivesMatter is important for LGBTQ Community
On Tuesday, 26-year-old YouTube star Calum McSwiggan uploaded a heart-wrenching photo to Instagram, purportedly showing him as a victim recovering from a hate crime. McSwiggan captioned the photo: Last night was the worst night of my life and I’m really struggling to find the words to talk about it. After one of the most wonderful… Read More Gay YouTube Star Calum McSwiggan Allegedly Fakes Hate Crime
In the past year, the LGBTQ community has been able to take some amazing steps towards overall equality; however, with these steps have come several hurdles, and in some cases, steps back. House Bill 2, Orlando and more show how much further we still have to go and how much work still needs to be… Read More Out Loud: Serving the LGBTQ community and how to be a part of it
Out Loud was created to give those in the LGBTQ community a chance to express themselves in any way, shape, or form. Oftentimes, the LGBTQ community is overlooked by mainstream media, aside from when major events occur. While there are several news outlets which have LGBTQ friendly sections, they are typically staffed by a few… Read More Welcome to Out Loud!