YouTuber Dan Howell Just Posted A Transcendent Coming Out Video – Here’s Why You Should Notice

In a 45-minute masterpiece, Daniel Howell has kickstarted the journey towards a brighter future for young, LGBTQ+ people with an honest discussion about sexuality, gender, homophobia, and what it’s like to grow up in the midst of the confusion. Since his emergence as a YouTuber in 2009, Daniel Howell (formerly known as danisnotonfire), has been the subject of intense speculation over his sexuality, specifically relating to his best friend and YouTube partner Phil Lester (AmazingPhil). When I use the phrase ‘intense speculation’, this is not an exaggeration. People that refer…

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REVIEW: Wanuri Kahiu’s ‘Rafiki’ is a Culturally Rich Sapphic Dream

If you have heard of Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018), it is probably in relation to the controversial ban Kenya imposed on the film, preventing it from 2019 Oscar eligibility. The ban was on the grounds that the film advocates lesbianism – and yes, this is absolutely true – as Kenya, the location of the film, as well as the majority of Africa, forbids homosexuality by law. In Kenya, still, proof of gay relations is punishable by up to 14 years in jail. ‘The Kenyan Film Classification Board banned the film…

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Being LGBTQ Podcast: Episode 3

This week the podcast is themed around LGBTQ youth and coming out. Emma Ramos from the ‘Love is Love’ project joins us to tell us about the campaign which is raising money for LGBTQ charity ‘The Trevor Project’ in the United States. We’re also joined by two teenagers who are currently struggling to tell their families about their sexuality, David Torres from Mexico and Madison Bisek from Minnesota, United States. Also: Sam reviews ‘gay conversion therapy’ movie Boy Erased and we chat with Jerason Dean, our LGBTQ Music Artist of…

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Being LGBTQ Podcast: Episode 2

In another packed episode of Being LGBTQ we speak to our LGBTQ ‘Music Artist of the Week’ Davis Mallory about his upcoming projects and time on MTV’s ‘The Real World Denver’.    Queer author and teacher Alex Harrow joins us to discuss their pronouns and how their students respond to gender neutrality.    Also: The editor of a new gay news website ‘Queer News’, Ryan Houston talks about why he started the project and journalistic standards in the LGBTQ community.    And finally: The Gay Agony Uncle stops by to…

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