Archive for the ‘Spotlight Stories’ Category

John

John’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

John W. McLaughlin is an out actor based in LA. He starred in “The Golden Gays” in the role of Damian/Dorothy and currently plays the role of Guy in the hit web series, We Have To Stop Now. In addition to being a gifted actor, John is also co-producing (and starring in) “Meth Head,” a feature film. John is an ardent fighter for equal rights and cares deeply about the LGBTQ community. His incredible story is poignant and candid. John takes us to NYC from the north woods of Maine where he grew up. From there he embarks on a journey of self-discovery involving the Juicy Fruit guy, drama school, a move to LA, an addiction to meth, and a remarkable recovery. Please watch John tell his moving story. (It would make a great play! It’s a good thing he’s in the process of writing a one-man-show!) Please visit John’s website, http://www.johnwmclaughlin.net/.

Cat

Published by beckatz on January 6th, 2010 - in Spotlight Stories, Video Stories

Cat’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Cat Davis is a hilarious out stand-up comedian and beautiful, uber-smart gay lady. Her positive energy is contagious, and her humor is both inviting and quick. Cat grew up in Indiana where she encountered a lot of pressure to date boys. In high school, she began to realize that she might be gay but didn’t come out until she was 20 and in college. Cat had a very positive experience coming out at an East-Coast Ivy League university where she was a member of a sorority. She describes the women in her sorority as 100% supportive despite their many diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Cat also talks about the incredibly moving experience of coming out to her grandmother. Cat’s story is both serious and funny, strong and emotional. Please watch her fabulous story and check out her hysterical comedy at:
Cat’s MySpace page
Cat on the Prowl on AfterEllen
Cat on DanceMagic (Brunch with Bridget)
Cat’s Twitter

Cathy

Published by beckatz on December 20th, 2009 - in Spotlight Stories, Video Stories

Cathy’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Cathy DeBuono, a New York native, is a woman of many talents: she was a volleyball superstar at the University of Kentucky, is a licensed therapist, an incredible actress, AND she created the CDB Network online where women from all over the world can connect and find support. To say Cathy is remarkable is an understatement. She is a great role model for lesbians, young and old, everywhere and takes that job very seriously. Although she is at the forefront of the gay community and is gracing the cover of BOUND, a lesbian magazine from Australia next month, it took years for her to live an openly gay life within her family. Cathy’s mother was very resistant to her daughter’s circle of friends and partners for a long time, which made it impossible to bring her “gayness” home. Today, Cathy’s mother is one of her greatest supporters and even frequents Cathy’s live vlogs on Shewired. Cathy’s beauty is both internal and external, and her honesty is truly inspirational. Please check out her fantastic projects:
We Have to Stop Now
The CDB Network
The Gloves Are Off
What’s Your Problem?
Cathy DeBuono Official Website

Jill

Published by beckatz on December 17th, 2009 - in Spotlight Stories, Video Stories

Jill’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Jill Bennett is a gorgeous, talented, and remarkably intelligent out actress in Hollywood. Originally from Indiana, Jill studied theater at Bradley University in Illinois and came out to her friends and family at 19. Although it took her mom a few years to accept her sexuality, Jill, courageously, never made any apologies for living her life the way she knew she should. For this reason, among many, she is a huge role model in the lesbian community. The support and dedication that she has for her many adoring fans proves that she also has an enormous heart. Jill is unafraid of sharing her opinions with the world, which makes her a fearless leader for so many women who are scared to come out. Jill’s story is powerful and inspiring; her tenacity and courage are awe-inspiring, and she is undoubtedly making a huge difference in the world and in the LGBTQ community by simply being herself and fighting for what she believes in. Please watch Jill’s story and check out her incredible projects here:
We Have To Stop Now
The Gloves Are Off on SheWired
3Way
Jill Bennett Online

Jason

Published by beckatz on October 25th, 2009 - in Spotlight Stories, Video Stories

Jason’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Jason Stuart has been making people laugh out loud with his hysterical performances all over the country since coming out in 1993. He has accomplished what few other gay comics have ever achieved: brutal honesty with humor in a world that’s not always kind. Not only is Jason an all-out crowd pleaser, but he transcends the boundaries of race, gender and sexual orientation with his edgy comedic style. Jason’s material about his experiences as a single Jewish gay man living in Hollywood is original, cutting edge and just plain funny. Jason has appeared in hundreds of film/TV projects including The Closer, Will & Grace, George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chris, House, M.D., It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Kindergarten Cop, Vegas Vacation, and HBO hit, Gia.

Support Jason by visiting his website where you can find all of his up to date news and appearances:
http://jasonstuart.com/index.htm

Bridget

Published by beckatz on October 7th, 2009 - in Spotlight Stories, Video Stories

Bridget’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Bridget McManus is a stunningly beautiful and brilliantly funny lesbian comedian based in Los Angeles. She is fearless on stage, and her humor is both candid and refreshing. She grew up in a suburb of Connecticut and has talked openly about her struggle with weight as a child. Because she was used to being taunted at school about her weight, she refused to let anyone tell her that she was wrong when she realized she was gay. Bridget is a fabulous woman who is proud of who she is and is not afraid to talk about it. She has used her sense of humor and talent to reach people, and it’s no surprise that she has many adoring fans who look up to her. “They” say that laughter is the best medicine, and Bridget definitely understood that from an early age.

Support Bridget by going to her shows, watching her popular vlog “Brunch with Bridget” on AfterEllen.com, and visiting her websites:
http://bridgetmcmanus.com/
http://www.myspace.com/bridgetmcmanus
http://www.afterellen.com

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