Kristin Beck is a very unique person. One reason is because she was one of the elite few who were strong enough to become a Navy SEAL. What makes her very unique, is because she is transgender as well. She’s written a book about her experiences titled Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming Out Transgender.
She recently did an interview with Anderson Cooper, and said this very chilling line: “You don’t have to like me, I don’t care. But please don’t kill me.” Check out the video after the jump.
Yes, you read that title right. Thierry Speitel, the Mayor of Sigolsheim, France, received two bullets in the mail after an interview with a daily French newspaper where he talked about being openly gay, and his plans to marry his partner, and *gasp* the possibility of adopting children!
According to Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (DNA), which printed the interview with Speitel on April 26, an anonymous person taped the bullets to a copy of the article, which had been scribbled over with homophobic slurs.
We have some great videos for you today. President Obama finished his press conference this morning by answering a question about Jason Collins’ recent coming out, Ellen gave her support in usual hilarious fashion, and finally Collins’ interview about coming out with ABC. Watch all three after the jump!
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Alan Gendreau, by William Waybourn Photography. Click to embiggen, totally worth it.
Right now there isn’t a single open, out and proud player in the NFL. However that might change very soon.
Alan Gendreau had a pretty good career in college as former Middle Tennessee State placekicker. As a Blue Raider, he became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Sun Belt Conference, and kicked the second-longest field goal of the conference at 55 yards. Which is not to say he can’t make the longer kicks. The record is 67 yards, which is still shorter than kicks he made in high school. He continues to regularly practice drilling 60+ yard kicks, right between the posts.
Sometimes, when our kids are thrown into the spotlight we can react in very negative ways, and our kid could have very crazy reactions. With gays and sports becoming such a hot topic, it’s no wonder there has been a big hoop-la over basketball star Magic Johnson’s gay son, Earvin “EJ3″ Johnson III.
E.J. Johnson did an interview discussing how he feels being outed for a second time by TMZ, and who his role models are.
With the new season of Game of Thrones starting, I’m sure all you TV lovers have picked up your new subscription to HBO so you can watch it (or you don’t have any ethical qualms with downloading). So if you have HBO, great! You’re already prepared to watch Behind The Candelabra: The Secret Life Of Liberace when it finally comes out. In the meantime HBO has released a new teaser trailer that you won’t want to miss! And after watching the trailer you need to hear more from Matt Damon on his role as Liberace’s lover, you should read his interview with Playboy.
Last February, Robbie Rogers wrote a letter coming out of the closet and announcing his retirement. Since then, the public hasn’t heard too much from him but today the silence was broken in a lengthy interview with The Guardian. He spoke about what it was like being a closeted footballer, and why he decided to come out and leave the sport he loves so dearly.
Rogers describes the “impossibility” of being out and playing soccer and what it was like in the locker room: