Amanda Torres Price reflects on the current President, her baby daughter, and the reasons many of her fellow Americans voted for Donald Trump. She has a few years before my daughter starts asking me questions about the president, but what happens in the meantime?
It’s been nearly 48 years since the Stonewall Riots. While heroes and allies seem countless, from Bayard Rutstin and Harvey Milk to Barack Obama and Laverne Cox, the current challenges facing the LGBTQ community seem just as plentiful.
VideoOut founder, Jordan Reeves, takes a closer look at the past, present, and future of awards shows. Why is diversity still such an issue?
From New York City, New York, to Flagstaff, Arizona, there are stories to be told. From Mobile, Alabama, to Poulsbo, Washington, people are searching for community and a familiar voice. Whether you live in a metropolitan city or a rural township, you have a voice and a story that needs to be heard. That is why Video Out exists—to create a living library of coming out stories from people across the sexuality and gender spectrum so that we, as a community, can preserve our shared narrative and give hope and comfort to those just beginning their journey toward their own coming out story. So now, wherever you are, share your story.
I came out before the summer my best friend and I vowed to lose our virginity. That vow was a weight that left me confused, vulnerable, and determined not to enter my senior year of high school a virgin. I only knew one type of sex that could alleviate my virgin status.
Video Out believes passionately in the power of the shared human experience. We want to include your story, and thousands more like it, in our library of coming out stories told by real people. No scripts or studio time, no actors or paychecks—we want the stories of real people living life out in our community. Our goal is to be a resource for you and for our community. From helping those uncertain of their own sexual identity to putting a human face on a sometimes nameless topic—we truly believe that our shared narrative will empower and inform our community, those who stand with us, and the greater world around us. Will you join us? Will you share your story? We hope so. Here’s how.
What difference can one person’s story really make? Stories challenge and change us. They entertain and enlighten. The power of a story is as lasting as it is immeasurable. The LGBT community stands where it does today because countless individuals—like you—chose to come out and to tell their stories. Mario Martino pioneered for us; Harvey Milk inspired us; Lilli Vincenz fought for us; and Ellen DeGeneres took us primetime. But it is the courage of countless others coming out in their homes, in their families, and in their communities that bring about real and lasting change. So, why share your coming out story? Tell it for you. Tell it for our community. Tell it for the future.