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Racing legend Hurley Haywood drove out of the closet and into being a role model

Name: Hurley Haywood, 71 Who He Is: Race car driver AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); What He’s Contributed: Haywood holds legendary status among racing fans, and for good reason: He’s won the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race a whopping five times–a title which ties him for the most wins in the race ever. Prior to his automotive career, Haywood grew up in the midwest and served a tour in Vietnam in 1970. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.displ...
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Bill T. Jones doesn’t just “participate in the big conversations,” he changes them

  Posted by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company on Monday, May 20, 2019 Name: Bill T. Jones Who is he: Dancer, choreographer, director, author, HIV/AIDS activist. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); What he’s accomplished: In 1982, Jones and his partner of over a decade Arnie Zane formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. To date, the troupe has created over 100 works, performed in over 200 cities in over 40 countries. AdBridg.cmd.push(...
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‘The OA’s’ Ian Alexander is making it safer for trans teens to come out & parents to accept them

Name: Ian Alexander, 18 Who He Is: Actor AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); How He’s Contributed: Alexander, assigned female at birth, is the biracial son of a white father and a Vietnamese immigrant mother. Raised in the Mormon faith, he often moved around from city to city as a child due to his father’s military job. Regardless of where he lived at the time, however, Alexander always found solace in theatre and chorus. Alexander would perform in his...
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Red Carpet and ‘Pose’ star Billy Porter is telling the queer stories we’ve been waiting for

As an openly gay African American entertainer, Porter’s advocacy extends far beyond the glitz and glam many associate him with.
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Wanuri Kahiu shows how the success of her film ‘Rafiki’ can help bring equality to Kenya

The 'Rafiki' director says LGBTQ equality means a brighter future for all Africans.
Tags: Feature, Lifestyle, Kenya, Lgbtq, Pride, Ad Friendly, Rafiki, Wanuri Kahiu, Pride 50, Pride50

Andrew Gurza created #DisabledPeopleAreHot, but that’s just the start of his pride

More than a one hashtag wonder, Gurza is the kind of unapologetic, outspoken disabled advocate you want in your corner.
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How “deaf, Jewish, genderqueer, transmasculine person of color” Chella Man is changing the world

Speaking to Huffington Post in March, Man said, "I rarely saw sign language authentically represented on screen growing up, so this incredible opportunity has made my heart soar."
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David Furnish will “strongly resist any sanitization” of Elton John’s amazing life story

The couple put philanthropy front and center while making sure 'Rocketman' stays gay.
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Darnell L. Moore rose from the ashes to give voice to the powerless

Darnell L. Moore has dedicated his life to advocating for marginalized communities and social justice issues across the United States and abroad.
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Once a poster child for conversion therapy, musician Nakhane now preaches queerness

Nakhane's music is deeply personal, wrestling with his upbringing and themes of faith, trauma and redemption.
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River Gallo brings intersex issues to mainstream consciousness with film “Ponyboi”

River Gallo’s 2019 short film Ponyboi, which he has called “the first film created by and starring an out intersex person in the history of cinema,” follows the story of a Latinx intersex runaway.
Tags: Gender, Lifestyle, Intersex, Pride, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gallo, Nonbinary, Pride 50, Ponyboi, Queer Film, River Gallo

Leo Varadkar has made history as Ireland’s first gay PM and tweaked Mike Pence to boot

Varadkar has shattered Ireland's image as a country virtually synonymous with conservative Catholicism. He also managed to humiliate Vice President Mike Pence in the most charming way possible: by being himself.
Tags: Lifestyle, Ireland, Pride, Leo Varadkar, Queerty, Mike Pence, Varadkar, Pride 50, Leo Vardkar

Garrard Conley fought the ex-gay movement and found the courage to forgive

The author of 'Boy Erased,' who will not stop until conversion therapy ends.
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Lizzo doesn’t fit neatly into any labels, and she’s helping the world to follow suit

Lizzo creates music that celebrates the beauty of being different.
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How ‘Tales of the City’ star Ellen Page found her voice as Hollywood’s queer advocate

The Oscar-nominated star lives out loud, speaks her mind, and keeps us spellbound.
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Seth Owen turned his parents’ rejection into a victory for gay students

After being disowned by parents and having his college fund yanked for coming out as gay, the 18-year-old high school valedictorian still found a way to make his academic dreams a reality.
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From the editor: Introducing the Queerty Pride50

Pride is not just a worldwide celebration. It’s a chance to look back at how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.
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Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds takes on the Mormon church in ‘Believer’

"Growing up, I had a friend in middle school who was gay and Mormon," Reynolds tells Queerty. "He hid his sexuality because he felt so much religious guilt. He feared that he wouldn’t be accepted by his peers.  I also lost friends in high school to suicide. That is when I began to realize there [...]
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Ryan O’Shaughnessy, straight performer who sang out for same-sex love on Eurovision

The Emerald Isle singer sang for love and diversity.
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Why we love trans triathlete Chris Mosier, athlete for visibility

He ran a marathon for athletes everywhere as the world's first transgender athlete to qualify for the Olympics
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Peppermint took on outdated notions about drag & gender. Now she’s heading to Broadway.

Peppermint struck a blow for transgender drag queens everywhere.
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Danica Roem, history-making trans Virginia rep who could be governor

In a time of bathroom bills, military bans and general hysteria, she sought out public office and won.
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Ada Vox’s singing mesmerized the world as the first out drag queen on ‘American Idol’

She sang. She Slayed. She sashayed. She stole our hearts and made history.
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Katie Sowers shatters the NFL’s pink ceiling not once but twice

She made history as the second female and first lesbian coach in NFL history by joining the 49ers.
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Masha Gessen, daring Putin critic and international equality advocate

How this lesbian mom stands up for Russia's vulnerable LGBTQ minority and in the process became a formidable critic of Putin and the Putin-adoring Trump.
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Nico Tortorella tells the world why he resists gender & sexual labels–and how to defeat the trolls

A number of those trolling voices actually come from other queer people, and Tortorella has highlighted the prejudices that remain within our community while challenging us to do better.
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‘Broad City’ star Abbi Jacobson is really, really talented. BTW, she dates men & women.

'Broad City' broad Abbi Jacobson made us proud when she came out as dating men and women.
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Meet Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and champion of LGBTQ corporate activism

Mark Benioff puts his money where his mouth is.
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