The Courage Game

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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:

Femboy Friday *6

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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…

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The depressing & horrible History of Ex-Gay Cures

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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.

I’d rather go blind

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…than to see you walk away. We’re back :) And what better way to celebrate than with Mr Ronan Parke? I’ll have a detailed post about why we were gone and how we’ll try to avoid doing it again in the future once and for all later, for now let’s just enjoy this…

The Text

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A compelling short film by Dustin Lance Black takes a look at young, queer romance and the choices teens have today in responding to those who may be different from them.

You can turn on subtitles in the bottom right corner of the video player!