As a high school student, Brian Wenke was harassed and bullied before he even realized he was gay.
Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves.
A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in an LGBT ceremony on Feb. 12 in the city of Saga to encourage and congratulate those who had reached the age of 20 over the past year.
China's Spring Festival, which celebrates the lunar New Year, is the ultimate test for fledgling romances. A partner's invitation to meet family signals commitment; but for China's LGBT population, the holiday creates disproportionate stress. Only 5 percent of them have come out of the closet, and they are, as a group, under remarkable pressure to get married to someone of the opposite sex.
Bobby Cushman was a truck driver and then a Realtor. Then he was a truck driver and was a Realtor again.
Honouring Australians who make us proud, the Australian of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of inspiring Australians.
With finalists from all over the country announced yesterday, two prominent gay Australians stood out in the 2017 category for Young Australian of the Year; musician, performer, YouTube personality and social activist Troye Sivan, and diversity and inclusion champion Jason Ball.