How Major Crimes' Actor and Gay Showrunner Created One of Best Gay Characters on TV
July 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

How Major Crimes' Actor and Gay Showrunner Created One of Best Gay Characters on TV

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The TNT series' Monday July 7 episode proves it can be done. Actor Graham Patrick Martin talks with us about Rusty, playing a homeless queer youth, gay TV cliches, and why being called a "faggot" hurts.

Vancouver's Groundbreaking Move for Trans Students
June 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Vancouver's Groundbreaking Move for Trans Students

Mary Emily O'Hara

Despite protests from some parents, Vancouver, Canada's transgender students will be able to learn freely in school.

Homeless to Hero: Shahera Hyatt
June 27 2014 8:00 AM ET

Homeless to Hero: Shahera Hyatt

Sassafras Lowrey and Jama Shelton

After struggling with housing instability in her adolescence, Shahera Hyatt now serves as one of the lead advisers in California's fight to end youth homelessness.

Teen Restaurant Worker Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Name Tag
June 26 2014 2:40 PM ET

Teen Restaurant Worker Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Tag

Michelle Garcia

An employee at a Taco John's in South Dakota says he was bullied by his boss and forced to wear a name tag bearing a slur.

PHOTOS: Faces of LGBT Youth Seeking 'Forever Families'
June 23 2014 11:23 AM ET

PHOTOS: These LGBT Youth Are Seeking 'Forever Families'

Mitch Kellaway

For the first time, the celebrated Heart Gallery NYC highlighted photos of LGBT youth in the foster care system.

Homeless to Hero: Twiggy Garcon
June 20 2014 9:00 AM ET

Homeless to Hero: Twiggy Garçon

Sassafras Lowrey and Jama Shelton

Today's he's best known as one of New York's preeminent ballroom gatekeepers and has been featured in magazines around the world. But Twiggy Pucci Garçon didn't always have such security.

Meet the Inspiring 2014 Point Foundation Scholars
June 20 2014 6:30 AM ET

Meet This Year's Inspiring Point Foundation Scholars

Sunnivie Brydum

Get to know the 2014 class of Point Scholars — you'll be seeing a lot of them as they start changing the world for the better.

June 18 2014 2:10 PM ET

California School District Wins Battle For Equality in Girls' Sports

View at SheWired.com

 Girls at a middle school in Pasadena won't be relegated to only cheering for the boys now.

Op-ed: 10 People Who Make Me Proud of Young LGBTs
June 18 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: 10 People Who Make Me Proud of Young LGBTs

James Duke Mason

This Pride season, there are a lot of young LGBT people to be proud of.

Op-ed: Forgiving My Father and Finding Miraculous Peace for Us Both
June 13 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Forgiving My Father, Finding Peace for Us Both

Justin Reed Early

The author of Street Child: A Memoir was left homeless but eventually came to forgive his dad after serious soul-searching and self-reflection.

Homeless to Hero: Morgan Keenan
June 13 2014 6:00 AM ET

Homeless to Hero: Morgan Keenan

Sassafras Lowrey and Jama Shelton

After struggling with homelessness and familial rejection in his youth, Morgan Keenan founded the Missouri GSA Network to help give voice to students silenced like he was.

Meet the LGBT Leaders Who Used to Be Homeless
June 06 2014 5:00 AM ET

Meet the LGBT Leaders Who Used to Be Homeless

Sassafras Lowrey and Jama Shelton

Almost half of homeless youth in America are LGBT. Though some of those youth are able to rise above, too many stay quiet about their past, say two advocates for the cause.

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