Surviving homelessness as a queer teen

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Travis was disowned by his family at 17 for being gay. He used his savings to move to Los Angeles and lived on the street for weeks before the Los Angeles LGBT Center provided him a bed and helped him find a job. Now he’s helping others in his situation.

“In my mom’s house, it’s God first and then family,” said Travis in a heartbreaking interview. Check out his story below.

YouTuber Daniel Howell came out

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Daniel Howell, a YouTuber from the UK with 6.5 million subscribers came out in a video titled Basically I’m gay. “We live in a heteronormative world,” the 27-year-old says. “What this means is that most people are presumed to be straight so, if you’re not, at some point you have to come out. So yep: I’m here, I’m queer and don’t worry, I’m still filled with existential fear.”

In the 45-minute video, Howell goes on to explain his coming out journey, why he has decided to do so now, and just what queerness means to him.

Lasting Marks

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The story of sixteen men put on trial for sadomasochism in the dying days of Thatcher’s Britain was told by the police, the prosecution and the tabloid press — but not by those in the dock.

Lasting Marks is the story of a group of men, brought together through their shared sexual desires, and the vice investigation (named ‘Operation Spanner’) that followed when the police acquired a video tape of these acts being performed, Lyne delves into a somewhat forgotten, historic case in this informative and engaging film.

Beauty

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“As a transgender woman… when I try to psychoanalyse myself, I find that my desire to look female, to look feminine and to look beautiful are not exactly the same but they’re so woven so tightly that it’s kind of difficult to untangle them… the truth is I don’t just want to look female, I want to be beautiful.”

Watch YouTuber ContraPoints masterfully untangle our society’s obsession with beauty in the video below.