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Lgbt Role Models

Peter Pan: My First Lesbian Role Model

Dana Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Rudolph

I know J. M. Barrie never intended Peter to be a girl, much less a lesbian. It was hardly a perfect fit then, but my childhood encounter with it remains a bright spot in my memory. Playing Peter was in many ways the beginning of my coming out process

Build 'Em Up to Tear 'Em Down? We Need to Treat Our LGBT Role Models Better

John Carroll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Carroll

A few days ago, not one week after Michael Sam was drafted, I was scrolling through a popular LGBT news site, like I normally do, and was shocked by a headline that read, "Michael Sam's Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Has A Surprising Gay Porn Past." So Mr. Cammisano used to do gay porn? Not exactly.

Hey, Gurl, Celebrate Your Out History!

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

It's another fabulous October to celebrate LGBTQ history; coming out of those dark, homophobic, and heterosexist closets; and anti-bullying! I am ending our big gay celebration with these two poems, whic were published in Gay City: Volume 2.

Who Told You Gay Is OK?

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

Anyone who encourages someone to express himself or herself truly and wholly is to be commended, never condemned. Our adult allies, whether LGBT-identified or not, are the ambassadors who allow diversity to germinate and flourish, and who give hope to our LGBT youth.