Coming out to friends and family can be a hurdle, but coming out to a group of strangers in a public setting is another feat entirely. That didn’t keep Benton Sorensen from coming out as transgender during a class presentation about inspiration. After showing a picture on the overhead projector of a young girl with a pretty smile and long, light brown hair, Sorensen confidently shares his story of female-to-male transitioning with a classroom full of strangers.
Our society places an incredible amount of pressure on all of us to fit its predetermined heteronormative standards of sexuality, sometimes making it difficult for any person on the queer qpectrum to find a voice. But Sorensen’s experiences shared in both his class PowerPoint as well as on his YouTube vlog make him a fearless proponent for trans education and acceptance. “Our professor assigned us an ‘inspiration’ project,” he writes in the video’s description. “We had the freedom to do whatever we wanted with it, so I thought it was a great opportunity to come out to my new class and tell them that I am a female to male transgender.”
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Alex hittar hobbyn is a show on Swedish TV in which the host Alexander Hermansson is trying out a bunch of different hobbies in every episode. The one linked below was particularity worth watching because he goes diving and as you’ll notice… Alex is quite the looker.
Or as the Destroyer blog put it: “Mother Swedish, father Japanese, son Greek – as in Greek god.”
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Why does visibility in sports matter? Why is it important that people in professional sports, idols to many kids and adults, don’t have to hide who they are? Here’s why:
When 12-year-old Braeden Lange was being bullied by classmates after coming out to his friends and family this spring, he was so distraught he considered suicide.
Desperate to help, his father started scouring the internet for resources, and stumbled across a decade-old TV feature of out former Dartmouth College lacrosse goalie Andrew Goldstein, the first openly gay male athlete to play in any American professional sport league.
A simple email from Lange’s father to Goldstein, now a doctor and medical researcher in Los Angeles, sparked the conversation that eventually created Philadelphia’s first Courage Game, a lacrosse contest intended to encourage and support gay youth while promoting equality.
Want to know how the story continues? Check out the video below:
Japanese youth dance team Kyushudanji Shinsengumi absolutely demolished the competition at World Of Dance Los Angeles. Buckle up…
Love-struck netizens across China, Taiwan and Japan have been voicing their disappointment after finding out that the exceptionally cute girl pictured above is actually an exceptionally cute boy. Read on…
Did you know people have tried to cure homosexuality with forced cuddling, horse stroking, and monkey testicles? Writer Matt Baume is taking a disturbing tour of the last hundred years of insane ex-gay “conversion therapies”, some of which are still being practised by quacks to this day.