Inspiring

Former teammate defends Michael Sam

‘I wish him the best and hope nothing but the best for him’

The internet glows with tributes to Leelah Alcorn

Cartoons, drawings and moving tributes to trans teen Leelah Alcorn spring up all over social media in the wake of her death

WNBA’s Brittney Griner named female athlete of 2014

‘Griner is a dominant athlete in her sport and able to do it while being 100% out. She rocks’

Gay marriage a boost for Scottish tourism – but warmer welcome for queer travellers needed, say experts

VisitScotland says change in law will enhance country’s reputation as an LGBTI-friendly destination

Cuteness overload: 7 gay guys to follow on Twitter in 2015

The bright, brilliant boys shaping online gay culture, including Tyler Oakley, Troye Sivan and Connor Franta

Where does Pride come on our countdown of the best LGBTI films of 2014?
10 gay films that were amazing in 2014

From The Imitation Game to The Normal Heart, it’s been quite a year for queer cinema

Michael Sam talks about the NFL draft day kiss with his boyfriend

The University of Missouri graduate offers timely media tips for those who see things on television they don’t like

My gay New York: Ed Salvato on life in the Big Apple

The ManAboutWorld founder on cruising at the Christopher Street Pier and shopping at Barneys with his boyfriend…

Curious Cologne: Chocolate, charm and Christmas markets

From art to architecture, Germany’s oldest large town packs a cultural punch

7 ruggedly beautiful places to elope in Scotland (och aye!)

Gay marriage came into effect in one third of Great Britain today – and we want to marry in one of these amazing locations immediately

Tired of censoring himself, YouTube star Connor Franta comes out as gay

‘This has easily been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do – but I’m so glad I’m doing it’

Is this Africa’s biggest ever rainbow flag?

‘A beacon of our love for those who do not have freedom’

Restaurant deals with anti-gay customer in the best way possible

One customer wanted to check he isn’t going to a gay bar for his Christmas party and the response he receives is brilliant

Cute video educates young kids about same-sex families

Olly Pike, and his balloon sidekick, Pop, take a look at the diverse nature of modern families in their latest YouTube video

20 red-hot destinations set to seduce gay travellers in 2015: part two

The Bahamas are a surprise new entry on the hotlist, joining the likes of Tokyo and Las Vegas

Inspiring child raps at family camp about coming out as transgender

The courageous kid raps about the day he told his mom ‘this girl is your son’

Norfolk school pupils receive lessons in tackling anti-gay bullying

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, pupils at Sheringham High School road tested a new ‘Stop Homophobic Bullying’ education pack

Trans woman at 81: ‘It’s never too late to be yourself’

A former RAF navigator knew she was a woman at the age of nine but has had to wait decades to feel truly happy in the body she is in

Watch: Young gay men speak about their concerns, hopes and ambitions

Two filmmakers have drawn together a group of gay men in the UK to talk about their lives and help create an online archive

How a gay junior high school track coach in rural Iowa changed a homophobic friend

Evan Risk: ‘Suddenly knowing I was gay changed everything for him’

Rosie O’Donnell demonstrates the Barbra Streisand imitation she did for her late mom

Singer’s music had bonded The View co-host to the mother who died when she was 10

Drag legend Coco Peru tells hater who called her disgrace to male race: ‘I have a great life!’

‘I can only hope that you are as lucky as I am someday because, if you are, I know there is no way you would ever send another human being a note of hate like you sent me’

Anti-gay preacher visits campus: You have to see what the students did next

Preacher tells gay couple they’re going to hell for holding hands. But then the students start to sing to drown his idiocy out

Gay teen comes out to his mom, and then his mom comes out to him

Two closet doors burst open in one tearful bedroom

‘Trojan Horse’ school that says it’s OK to be gay

A Birmingham Primary School has put up a sign that makes it clear that everyone deserves respect – whatever their sexual orientation

Chris Thompson
Straight man moved to tears as he learns why being gay is not a choice

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

JK Rowling chides Twitter follower angry over Dumbledore’s sexuality

It’s never smart to show bigotry toward headmaster Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality, especially to the writer who loves him most
 

New gay history wiki wants your memories

British history enthusiasts have launched a new wikimedia web site, LGBT History Project, and want other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to contribute to it.