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LGBT accepting churches found across Lee County

October 16, 2016

A harsh reality many LGBT individuals face is coming out with the fear of being rejected by their religious family, church or faith entirely. Since the average age of coming out is now 17, according to...

Brittani ANderson

Being out on campus: Brittani Anderson

October 15, 2016

Junior forensic studies major Brittani Anderson spent 19 years of her life pretending she was straight. After all, growing up in a conservative Christian household, she was taught that having feelings...

Celebrities in the LGBT community

October 15, 2016

Colton Haynes The 27-year-old “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow” actor came out on Twitter after a long internet speculation that he was gay. He reported to this positive statement to the Huffington Post:...

Harry Mehri

Being out on campus: Harry Mehri

October 14, 2016

Junior nursing major Harry Mehri figured out that he was gay when he was about 14. “Everything sort of came out in high school ‘cause that’s when my hormones hit,” he said. “It took me probably...

FGCU's Coming Out Story

FGCU’s Coming Out Story

October 14, 2016

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, FGCU students share their coming out stories and offer advice on accepting your true self. Music: - "Elysian" by Artificial.Music via SoundCloud through Creative...

From Estero to New York City: Grayson Golden’s story

October 14, 2016

Grayson Golden, a 20-year-old former FGCU student, has made his way to the Big Apple, and come face-to-face with the very people who’ve inspired him, while making artwork that’s gained celebrity status...

Matthew Peterson

Being out on campus: Matthew Peterson

October 13, 2016

Sophomore accounting major Matthew Peterson, who grew up in a conservative household, first came out as gay to two close friends while he was a freshman in high school. “They were both throwing low-key...

Breaking the Binary

Breaking the binary: gender fluid beauty and style

October 13, 2016

Gender fluidity is an identity people use to indicate their gender expression and is just one of much identification that people can choose from. “The takeaway is that only you know who you were born...

PRIDE Festival

Alliance for the Arts hosts the SWFL Pride Festival in Fort Myers

October 13, 2016

Three colorfully-dressed men with painted faces and rainbow flag-capes, laughed together after a beautiful transvestite took the stage to lip sing to P!nk’s “Funhouse.” DJ Madmel and B103.9 provided...

Cisgender actors continue to portray transgender characters

October 13, 2016

It’s time the transgender community is represented in Hollywood. Two years ago, in May 2014, Time magazine turned heads with a groundbreaking cover that featured actress Laverne Cox with the headline...

Harrison Browne and the LGBT sports community breaks its silence

October 13, 2016

With recent executive orders banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, one would think this would propel equality in the sports profession. Well, think again —...

Instagram celebrity duo The Gay Beards share stories of friendship, fame and coming out

October 13, 2016

What happens when you give two men the creative leeway to put whatever they want in their facial hair? You get The Gay Beards, featuring Brian Delaurenti, Johnathan Dahl and their luscious beards that...

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