Week in Review (October 5 – October 12)
Actress Kelly McCreary plays Tyra, an out-and-proud lesbian on the CW series Emily Owens, M.D. SheWired caught up with native New Yorker McCreary to chat about her portrayal of Tyra, what clique she belonged to in high school, her lesbian fans and the advice she received on the first day of shooting.
Check out the interview on SheWired.
WATCH: It Gets Better Plus: Transgender Discussion
Janet Mock moderates a Google Plus Hangout for the It Gets Better Project with trans leaders, including Andy Marra of GLSEN, Tiq Milan of the Hetrick Martin Institute and college campus leader Noah Ryan. The panel discusses coming out as trans and takes question for trans folks.
Watch on the discussion on YouTube.
Gay Couple’s Wedding Video Trends on Twitter
New York couple Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay got married at the Mansion at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, Ky., according to a video posted last Thursday. Video of the couple’s wedding went viral on Twitter Tuesday, as some found it surprising that a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, a traditionally African-American fraternity, would get hitched with the support of family and friends. Brown confirmed on Twitter that only Gay is a member of the fraternity, but added that he’s glad he could be an inspiration for others who have reached out to him.
More on the Advocate.
The Black Church is Accepting LGBT People as Congregations, Pastors Talk
More and more pastors and others in the Black community need guidance as we journey toward understanding. Part of the guidance will come from LGBT people and their families sharing themselves with their pastors. The leaders I am describing want to know and need to know about the lives of these precious gay and lesbian people they love.
Not knowing – especially about difficult subjects – breeds silence and their reluctance to speak publicly. Just as statistics class can stymie students, the complexities of human sexuality, gender identity, and the Bible could be considered a perfect storm of tough subjects.
Read more at the Washington Post.
Coming Out in Two Acts: One Man’s Story of Family, Love, and Living Authentically
It all started with an awkward conversation with my dad when I was 16. On what I thought was a day like any other, we were passing our neighborhood Walmart when my father began the line of questioning I’d been dreading since before I was positive I knew the answers.
“Why aren’t you dating anyone?” he asked.
Continue on the Huffington Post.