The 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – playing various locations in downtown Manhattan from August 9 to 25 – features 185 different shows, roughly three dozen of which include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters and/or subject matter.
Kyle Krieger and Royce Wadsworth are competing on the NBC Bear Grylls survival show Get Out Alive. In this week's episode, Ryan, a heterosexual contestant from Alabama, has a revelation when he discovers that Kyle and Royce are gay.
President Obama shared with Jay Leno his frustration with anti-LGBT laws like those enacted in Russia just before the Sochi Winter Olympics. When asked about Russia's anti-gay law, the president responded, "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."
Campus Pride and Wolfe Video are once again collaborating to bring you the 2013 LGBT Youth Movie Guide, a resource for colleges and universities across the country interested in screening LGBT-inclusive films.
"Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings? Mother Russia?... The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom... Why didn't you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia? Because you didn't want answer to the world?"