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 below:
In a new Pride 2015 video from underwear maker Andrew Christian, Topher DiMaggio, Ryan Rose, Diego Sans, Jacob Ford and Matt O’Reilly all share their coming out stories and overcoming struggles on their journey to self-acceptance.
All shirtless of course!
Alx James, a Vine star with over 7 million followers, came out as gay this past week in an emotional video posted on his YouTube page.
“This video is really for my family and for you guys,” said James. “I feel like I haven’t made a point to say ‘Hi, this is who I am'”
In the 14 minute clip, James recounted the resentment he felt towards his parents growing up in the closet and discussed coming out in the context of his Christian faith.
Don’t let someone tell you who you are. You know who you are and it’s okay to be who you are. My advice to anyone who is struggling with their sexuality and they are a believer in Christ – don’t let it stray you away from your faith. Don’t let the church tell you that it’s not okay to be who you are. Because it is. God does not make mistakes and God does not give you anything that you can’t handle. He doesn’t. It says it in the Bible.
Accepting others’ differences can sometimes be difficult, but if the kids in this video are any indication for how the next generation handles diversity, the future looks to be in good hands.
Less than a week after reintroducing a disgusting bill allowing organizations to refuse service to gay couples simply by citing religious beliefs, Sen. Mike Lee warned to right-wing rag World Net Daily that churches an other religious institutions may have to close if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage this month.
A speech that’s dry, witty, humorous, and most importantly makes you think, John Waters recent commencement address at the Rhode Island School of Design is definitely a must watch.
Check out this (J.K. Rowling approved) wizard wedding in Topeka, Kansas that likely had Shirley Phelps-Roper and the rest of her WBC orcs frothing at the mouth.
And did we mention the ceremony’s soundtrack? Simpy magical.
In a timely send-up of Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar’s music video “Bad Blood”, comedians Jake Wilson and Jeffery Self highlight the absurdity of the FDA’s ban on blodd donations from gay men who’ve had sex within the past year.
“Just the fact that they’re making not great arguments doesn’t mean that they’re losing their fights,” said MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “Even as the logic keeps getting fuzzier and fuzzier and fuzzier on the anti-gay side, the political victories on the anti-gay side keep piling up.”
The latest exhibits on display atop this anti-gay pile? North Carolina and Michigan’s discriminatory new laws under the guise of “religious freedom.”
Norwegian-Iranian singer Tooji, who represented Norway in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, is out with a sultry new video for his song “Father” featuring the mononymous musician having an illicit affair with a gay priest.
The NSFW black and white video ends with angel wings and some clerical copulation in front of stunned churchgoers. You’re welcome.
YouTube vlogger Ingrid Nilsen, known for doling out beauty advice to her over 3.3 million followers, came out as gay this past week on her online channel.
Said Nilsen in the emotional clip:
“I’m shaking right now because this moment is real and it’s here and I’ve been waiting for this a long time….I want to sit down and talk to you and have this conversation just as I’ve had this conversation with friends and people who are close to me in my life.”
It’s 20-minutes long, but well worth the watch. Nilsen is beautiful inside and out.