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September 16, 2014

Two closet doors burst open in one tearful bedroom

It is one of the hardest thing in the world to come out to your parents. How are they going to react? Will they be kind, will they throw you out, will it be the best or the worst thing to happen?

One brave teenager, Hayden, decided to record his coming out to his mom. He was clearly terrified, not only as he was about to come out in front of YouTube, but he and his mom had been arguing recently. Originally posted last year, it has recently gone viral again online.

'I'm gay', he says, tearfully in his room.

'Are you? That's ok,' his mom responds.

September 13, 2014

The viral video ‘How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay’ has reached six million views on YouTube, and a group of LGBT YouTubers have filmed their reactions to the infamously horrific video

No doubt you would have watched, or at least heard about, the video which has gotten all of the LGBT community talking.

Late last month, a video posted on YouTube entitled ‘How not to react when your son tells you that he’s gay’ went viral on the internet after being posted by Daniel Ashley-Pierce, from Kennesaw, Georgia.

September 13, 2014

The viral video ‘How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay’ has reached six million views on YouTube, and a group of LGBT YouTubers have filmed their reactions to the infamously horrific video

No doubt you would have watched, or at least heard about, the video which has gotten all of the LGBT community talking.

Late last month, a video posted on YouTube entitled ‘How not to react when your son tells you that he’s gay’ went viral on the internet after being posted by Daniel Ashley-Pierce, from Kennesaw, Georgia.

September 10, 2014

A Californian vlogger welled up after reading messages that had been sent to him from LGBTI people when he asked if being gay was a choice

Like so many others, Chris Thompson of California was deeply affected and moved when Georgian teen Daniel Pierce posted a video on YouTube of his parents reacting with fury and denial when he revealed to them that he was gay.

September 9, 2014

Lost-n-Found shelter in Atlanta will house will house three times as many homeless LGBT youth

19-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce, staying strong after being kicked out of his house for being gay, has helped open a new home for homeless LGBT youth.

The emotional footage of his family calling him a ‘fag’ in Southern accents and claiming to disown Pierce in God’s name went viral on YouTube this month, and prompted over $100,000  (€77,597) of donations in Pierce’s name.

September 8, 2014

Tells waiting fans: 'I promise you all of this is going to be worth the wait'

Steve Grand fans who have been waiting patiently for the singer's debut album are going to have to wait a little longer.

Grand, who became an overnight sensation with his YouTube video All-American Boy in July 2013, announced over the weekend that his album will not be released until January 2015.

The project, originally scheduled for late summer, is being funded by the $326,593 Grand raised through a Kickstarter campaign. This route was chosen because it enables him to make the record without a record company and to retain total creative control.

September 7, 2014

A video allegedly showing two men getting married has sparked outrage in Egypt, with a prosecutor claiming the ‘devilish’ video violates public decency

The Egyptian prosecutor general has ordered the arrest of nine men, after a YouTube video depicting a ‘gay marriage’ surfaced.

The video, filmed in April but has only gone viral in recent weeks, is entitled ‘Egypt’s First Gay Marriage’ shows two men appearing to have a marriage ceremony on a Nile boat.

The two men hug, exchange rings and are surrounded by male guests.

Several charges have been levelled against the men including ‘inciting debauchery and violating public decency’.

September 5, 2014

Is donating money to ALS as well as The Water Project and a homeless shelter in Chicago for LGBT youth

Singer Steve Grand, who became a YouTube sensation with his song All-American Boy, released another video on YouTube on Friday (5 September).

This time he wasn't singing and he also wasn't wearing any clothes.

But his stripping naked was for a good cause - make that three good causes.

Grand accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but because he didn't want to waste fresh water, he decided instead to jump into a cold and dark Lake Superior.

He's hoping his action will inspire others 'to donate to whatever charity you feel passionate about.

August 31, 2014

Teen says he had come out last year, and he did not ambush his parents and then record their reactions

Earlier this week, Daniel Ashley Pierce, from Kennesaw, Georgia posted a candid video of himself having an argument with his family members and being beaten by his stepmother. In it, she can be heard saying that she 'cannot condone' his homosexuality.

'I believe in the word of God and God creates nobody that way. It's the path that you have chosen to choose,' she said.

August 30, 2014

A group of gay couples gather around their computer screens to watch anti-gay marriage adverts for the first time, and are shocked and amused by what they see

A group of gay couples sat down to watch anti-gay marriage adverts for the first time, and were shocked and some of the content they saw.

In the YouTube video from Michael Rizzi, gay couples gather around their laptop screens and smart phones to watch some of the most homophobic anti-gay adverts.

The video aims to get the reaction from the gay couples to the videos, as they share their thoughts and arguments on what they have seen.

August 29, 2014

Dad just calmly keeps eating his chicken while their mom has all kinds of questions and observations

Adam and Luke Monastero don't look much alike considering they are twin brothers.

But they are alike in one very big way: both are gay.

The 21-year-olds decided to break the news to their parents together live on their YouTube channel. The conversation takes place in the family kitchen where their father is sitting eating some jerk chicken.

'We are a little bit shocked and surprised,' says their mom. 'Are you sure? ... Have you been with a girl?'

August 9, 2014

The Christian activist admitted to creating a fake organization and website to dupe parade organizers and Trojan condoms to get condom sponsorship

Bill Whatcott, who was found guilty by the Supreme Court of Canada last year of promoting hatred against gays and lesbians by distributing hateful pamphlets, boasted that his marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade last weekend to be 'unorthodox evangelism.'

Whatcott, who is the executive director of anti-gay group Christian Truth Activists, applied to march in the parade using a pseudonym and a fake society called the Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster alongside four other evangelical Christians.

August 7, 2014

Vision America and Tea Party Unity founder Rick Scarborough believes God would be ‘perfectly just and vindicated’ if he allowed half of America to be destroyed by nuclear weapons over its support for LGBTI rights

Southern Baptist pastor Rick Scarborough has told an audience in Florida that God would be right to destroy America over its support for LGBTI rights and has claimed that this is why the Muslim world views it as ‘the great Satan.’

Scarborough, who is the founder of the organizations Tea Party Unity and Vision America made the comments in a video posted to YouTube by Right Wing Watch at the end of July.

July 31, 2014

Pat Robertson has compared the situation around LGBTI rights in America today to that of Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed those cities, suggesting pansexuality will soon be made compulsory

700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson has compared the situation for anti-gay Christians today to how things were in the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, suggesting that LGBTI rights advocates are inviting God to destroy America.

July 29, 2014

On the eve of one of the country’s biggest Gay Pride celebrations, three of the UK’s top politicians send messages of congratulations and solidarity to the British seaside city

The LGBTI community in the coastal city of Brighton received messages of support from the highest level of the UK government ahead of Gay Pride this weekend.

Prime Minister David Cameron penned a letter of encouragement and support in the name of LGBT rights in the UK, joined by Labour Leader Ed Milliband and MP Caroline Lucas John who recorded heartening YouTube videos.

July 29, 2014

'I’d even had dinner with him a month before it happened and I never knew anything'

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male athlete at the 2008 Summer Olympics, is not even the only out diver at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Also diving is Britain's Tom Daley who came out last year and has since gone public with his relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Mitcham says he was 'as surprised as anyone else when Daley, 20, posted his coming out video on YouTube.

July 12, 2014

Fan: 'He willingly kissed a boy just for a Snapchat story on top of apologizing twice.' So should he be forgiven?

If saying sorry isn't enough, will kissing a gay fan go some way in remedying it?

July 8, 2014

This 16-year-old has just told his teenage fans that only 'fags' get HIV

A teenager saying something stupid doesn’t normally make the news, but normally 16-year-olds don’t have an audience of 8.7 million people.

One of the most popular users of the six-second video sharing website Vine, Nash Grier has more followers than celebrities like Harry Styles (2.7 million) and Justin Bieber (1.7 million).

On his Vine, the photogenic selfie-obsessed teen posted a video – which we assume he thought was ‘funny’ – but was just homophobic and misinformed.

July 5, 2014

A video of an unknown trans woman being attacked in Atlanta, US has gone viral, and receives shocking comments on YouTube saying she deserved it

A video of an unidentified transgender woman being brutally beaten up in the street in Atlanta, US has gone viral.

In the short video, the woman is punched and stomped on as bystanders watch and film the fight on their phones.

The video surfaced on Wednesday 2 June on Vine, a website for posting short videos, and has since been transferred to YouTube.

The attack happened in the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, Georgia outside a skateboard shop called Stratosphere Skateboards on Moreland Avenue.

July 5, 2014

A video of an unknown trans woman being attacked in Atlanta, US has gone viral, and receives shocking comments on YouTube saying she deserved it

A video of an unidentified transgender woman being brutally beaten up in the street in Atlanta, US has gone viral.

In the short video, the woman is punched and stomped on as bystanders watch and film the fight on their phones.

The video surfaced on Wednesday 2 June on Vine, a website for posting short videos, and has since been transferred to YouTube.

The attack happened in the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, Georgia outside a skateboard shop called Stratosphere Skateboards on Moreland Avenue.

July 4, 2014

Olympic diver wears pink shoes to watch matches from royal box

Olympic diver Tom Daley had an invitation to watch some matches at Wimbledon and wanted to look good for the occasion.

'I'm going to be in the royal box which is pretty cool if you ask me,' he says in a video he posted on YouTube.

But what to wear?

Daley is seen scampering about his bedroom stripping down to his skivvies and quickly putting on trousers, a shirt and a tie and a sportcoat before having a decision to make.

'Pink and white shoes?' he wonders.

He decides on the pink shoes to go with the little bit of pink in his tie.

July 3, 2014

A 'Gay at home dad' is picking up a YouTube following for his adorable videos of him and his son

A gay man and his son are gaining a YouTube following after dad – writer Frank Lowe – began posting short videos of him and his kid sharing car journeys.

Lowe says that he finds himself driving his five-year-old son, Briggs D. Lowe, around constantly, typically conversing on everything from cookies and fashion to birthdays and Beyonce. This led to Lowe posting the first ‘Driving Mr Briggs’ clip on YouTube in April, filmed courtesy of a camera on his dashboard.

June 21, 2014

Singapore's highest Islamic authority cautions Muslims against adopting a 'confrontational approach' and that mosques 'must not be seen as a movement to oppose' LGBTIs

With one week to go before Pink Dot, the largest pro-LGBTI rally in Singapore, an Islamic religious teacher earlier this month launched an online campaign to protest against homosexuality and the Pink Dot event.

Led by Ustaz Noor Deros, a religious teacher, the group said in a press statement on its web site that the WearWhite (#wearwhite) movement is a response to their 'observations of the growing normalization of LGBT in Singapore.'

Their video on YouTube, which features 10 unnamed individuals and was released earlier this week, has since been made private.

June 15, 2014

Don't even have a meal with your gay children if they too are Christian, the pastor warns

A Christian pastor in California has advised Christian parents of gay children, who share the same faith, to 'alienate' them and 'turn them over to Satan'.

John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in the San Fernando Valley made the comments in response to a question from a reader who asked how to react to an adult child coming out.

Speaking on his YouTube channel Grace to You, MacArthur said: 'If that adult child professes Christ, claims to be a Christian, then that becomes an issue for confrontation of the sternest and strongest kind.