As the openly gay and Buddhist son of a high-ranking Evangelical leader in Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, singer-songwriter David Orris' story is certainly one many people will find interesting. Orris took some time to speak with GLAAD about his past, how music has helped him share his story and the evolution of the music industry.
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.