Need a refresher on all the informative, uplifting, sexy, and entertaining LGBT videos from this past week?
Look no further as we count down the best of the best, AFTER THE JUMP…
15. Michael Sam Trolls TMZ Cameraman with 'Game of Thrones' Wedding News
NFL free agent Michael Sam and his fiancé Vito Cammisano arrived at LAX this week and were immediately confronted by an aggressive TMZ cameraman who began questioning them about their engagement and wedding date. Sam, apparently a big Game of Thrones fan, proceeded to troll the guy with a lavish description of his upcoming wedding in Westeros. The photog didn't have a clue what Sam was talking about…making the ruse even more entertaining. "Maybe — gay people — you don't know our terminology," Sam quipped.
14. Reason TV Finds a Bunch of Young Gay Conservatives at CPAC
With the Conservative Political Action Conference bringing the country's most ardent right-wingers together under one roof, Reason TV decided to fire up the old Grindr and see how many gay men they could find at the Gaylord Resort in Washington D.C. Turns out…quite a few.
13. Homophobic 'Walking Dead' Fans Freak Out Over Show's Gay Kiss
Fans of AMC's zombie-apocalypse series The Walking Dead were treated to a man-on-man smooch Sunday night that ended up setting social media ablaze with talk of the lip-lock. Many fans were morally upset by the kiss, which is a little surprising considering the show is full of cannibalism, murders, child killing, and other gruesome scenes. Apparently seeing a brief moment of intimacy between two dudes is too much though…
Please take faggots off the walking dead. Wtf. Excellent show but no gays please
— Joseph DeFelice (@jdefelice93) February 23, 2015
Here's the "controversial" kiss:
12. Steve Grand Talks About Debut Album 'All-American Boy', His Desire to Be a 'Uniter'
9. John Oliver Takes Aim At Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and the Problem with Elected Judges
Fun fact: 85% of state judges in America are elected. Unsurprisingly, this didn't sit well with John Oliver, who devoted his top story on Sunday's Last Week Tonight to highlighting the numerous conflicts of interest that arise when judges must pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs.
Exhibit A on Oliver's list of problematic judges is Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who Oliver says is living up to his state slogan "Alabama: Boldly refusing to accept diversity and the inevitable since 1819" with his continued efforts to try and stop gay marriage.
6. Matt Baume Tackles Arkansas' New Anti-LGBT Law and the Terrifying Roadmap Towards Future Discrimination
In a follow-up video to last week's yummy fireside chat on the ongoing "cake wars" and why bakeries in certain states can't refuse to do business with gay folks, Matt Baume tackles Arkansas' new law banning local governments from passing LGBT anti-discrimination protections.
Taking viewers on a trip back in time to uncover the insidious origins of the bill, Baume reveals how the benign-sounding "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act" could very well serve as a blueprint for future anti-LGBT laws across the country.
5. Empire's Gay Character Sings His Way Out of the Closet
Empire continued its take on the complicated relationship between homophobic parents and their gay children with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) coming out to his hip hop mogul father (Terrence Howard) through song. Judging by his reaction, dad wasn't pleased.
4. The Imitation Game Screenwriter Graham Moore Explains Why He's Obsessed with Alan Turing
Screenwriter Graham Moore, who won an Oscar last Sunday for his script for The Imitation Game, captured the hearts of many with his call to young viewers to "stay weird" in the face of being ostracized by others. In an interview with Daily Xtra, Moore spoke at length about why he became obsessed with telling the story of fellow "outsider" Alan Turing.
I think there could be a young Alan Turing out there today, a genius who is being discriminated against in his or her own time for reasons beyond his or her control. I think that's why I wanted to write the story, that's why I became obsessed with the story of Alan Turing…I was an outsider as a kid, I felt different than everyone else growing up around me and Alan Turing is a testament to that, to what someone outside of the mainstream can achieve, and is capable of."
3. Fox News Rallies Behind Christian Florist who Refused to Do Gay Couple's Wedding
Baronelle Stutzman, the Washington florist who was found to be in violation of the state's anti-discrimination laws for refusing to provide flowers for a longtime gay customer's wedding, found the perfect platform to spread awareness of her anti-gay martyrdom: Fox News.
2. Lady Gaga Gives a Stunning The Sound of Music Tribute Performance at the Oscars
Give it another watch. You know you want to.
1. VICE Takes You Inside the Tragic and Deadly World of Gay 'Conversion' Therapy
This VICE special report is a sad but necessary look into the world of conversion therapy, the discredited practice of patients attempting to be "cured" of their homosexuality. The three part documentary shows you that many in our community still have a long ways to go before they reach true self-acceptance.