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Same Love: Why Doesn't Coming Out Get Better With Age?

Although a lot of progress has been made in the fight for equality, coming out of the closet is still a hard experience to go through. Telling friends and family members that you're gay is tough under the best of circumstances — Can you imagine doing so when you're an older adult?

'Mean Girls' star Daniel Franzese, who played Damian
Daniel Franzese is enjoying his new, out, open life.
Celebrity Love

Daniel Franzese Comes Out In A Letter To 'Mean Girls' Damian

Daniel Franzese played Damian in Mean Girls, who Janice infamously dubbed "too gay to function." In real life, Franzese was gay as well -- but he kept it a secret, going so far as to smooch a female date at the red carpet premiere of the now-classic flick. However, Franzese is coming out of the closet and coming clean with both himself and his character, Damian, about his sexuality. Franzese came out in the form of a moving letter to his out and proud Mean Girls onscreen alter ego.

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A new (heartbreaking) study reveals how anti-gay sentiment influences life expectancy.
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End The Hate: 7 Horrifying Effects Of Homophobia You Must Know

A new study, the first of its kind, took a look at exactly how homophobia influences death rates. The results are not only upsetting, but it really shakes you to the core because it doesn't have to be this way; this shouldn't have to happen. Here are 7 facts you need to know about the effects homophobia has on LGBT individuals.

Josh Cocktail of Radical Something
"She's brilliant," Radical Something's Josh Cocktail says about director Shannen Doherty.
Celebrity Love

Radical Something's New Video Gives Love To The Trevor Project

Music to our ears! "When we were first developing the concept for 'Pure', everyone involved had been following The Trevor Project and felt strongly about supporting their cause," Josh Cocktail of Radical Something tells YourTango about the latest song off the band's Ride It Out album. "Once the video was finished, we reached out to them with the idea that our video could help promote young to feel comforta

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"Who am I to judge?" - Pope Francis
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The Fight For Equality: 7 LGBT Rights Heroes Of 2013

This year, there were some major key players who loudly and fearlessly sounded off, stood their ground and didn't waiver in their belief that marriage is indeed a human right, and not one that should only be afforded to straight couples. These people, just as those before them and those who will come after them, who have fought for equally, will forever be associated with one of the most important rights: the right to love and have that love be recognized.

Must-Watch Video: Kids' Heartwarming Reactions To Gay Marriage
Just try not to giggle!
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Must-Watch Video: Kids' Heartwarming Reactions To Gay Marriage

Gay proposal videos like the Home Depot flashmob and the woman who proposal to her girlfriend outside of her office window have been popping up and taking over the internet lately. That's when The Fine Brothers got the idea to ask a group of children, ages 5-13, their opinions about same-sex marriage. And what they got were reactions that were adorable, hilarious and heartening, all at once.

DOMA: Gay Marriage
Between 2000 and 2010, same-sex couple households in the U.S. have grown by 80 percent.
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Goodbye, DOMA: Why Gay Marriage Really Scares You

Today, we learned that the Supreme Court ruled DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act), the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, as unconstitutional. I'm not here to debate which side of the fence I'm on regarding this case before our high court. I'm here to challenge a different notion...

Homosexuality: Why Legalizing Gay Marriage Could Save The World
Gay marriage could make the world go 'round: Just give it a chance.
Experts Blog

5 Reasons Legalizing Gay Marriage Could Save The World

The fact that sense and sensibility are often being thrown out the door around this issue has finally got my boxer briefs in a wad, and I'm going to share a piece of my mind as to what gay marriage will do for the world ... yes, even for you heterosexuals!

Homosexuality Is Not An Addiction But A Choice
Experts Blog

Homosexuality Is Not An Addiction But A Choice

Let's be honest. Manti Te'o and your stalker please leave the news headlines. I'm sure Manti would appreciate that. And as for the confused Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, while molestation may have led to some of your actions, being gay is in the DNA and not to be compared to a "drug addiction." If you want to be cured then go to a liars anonymous group to be healed or continue to chat with Dr. Phil because he's bound to get you straightened out.

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Public slurs can keep gay and lesbian youths in the closet.
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Rachel Maddow Is Not An 'Angry Young Man' — And Neither Am I

It seems like a million years ago that I was an introverted, closeted lesbian, forced to spend every day in a suffocating classroom, in a rural farm community. Looking at me now, you would probably never know that I came from a primarily white, protestant, homophobic town in Southeast Michigan. Now, I confidently wear a James Dean-esque haircut and boxer briefs, but, just six years ago, I was struggling to come out in a high school where it was commonplace for prominent gay figures to be slandered.