Jase Peeples, the entertainment editor for The Advocate wrote an opinion piece about the lasting impact of seeing a gay teenager on television, Billy Douglas from One Life to Live, a character he could identify with.
The New York Times published a piece highlighting trans people making waves in the pop culture world. The piece profiles model Valentijn de Hingh, artists Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker, author and advocate Janet Mock, and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.
The 11th Annual Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival kicks off on Friday night with a screening of out director Patrik-Ian Polk's new film Blackbird at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.Fusion runs through the weekend.
The film, music and interactive tech festival SXSW will be wrapping up this week, but there are still screenings and performers worth catching appearing through March 16. Check out some highlights to add to your schedule.