Posts Tagged ‘activism’


Published by beckatz on April 26th, 2010 - in Video Stories

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

Martin Gould Cummings is a New York based actor, director, and LGBT rights activist. Marti has been featured all over the United States in theatre, concerts, and television. Along with his partner, Anthony, they head MGC Productions: Broadway Speaks OUT, in which he hosts a concert series and online talk show to benefit organizations such as Broadway Impact & The Ali Forney Center. This has given Marti the opportunity to raise awareness abut the LGBT community through performing with and interviewing celebrities, politicians, & advocates. Marti is also the host of a new monthly concert series at Vlada Lounge in NYC. Marti is deeply committed to the LGBT movement and the fight for equality, and his passion is evident in all of the work that he does. Please check out all of his projects by visiting the links below:

Alex, 25

Published by beckatz on June 15th, 2009 - in Video Stories

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

Alex grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA, and first came out to his brother when he was 15. His family is supportive, but Alex’s parents initially did not want him to come out in high school for fear he would be known as the “gay kid.” Alex finally came out to his peers in college at Tufts University. Alex became involved in many LGBTQ organizations in college and discovered he felt most comfortable defining himself as queer. Today he lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is very active in social advocacy groups including JFREJ (

Betsy, 26

Published by beckatz on May 19th, 2009 - in Video Stories

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

Betsy, a Boston native, currently lives in New York City and is about to finish her Masters degree in Educational Theatre at NYU. She first realized she might be gay when she was 14 and wrote it down on a piece of paper in the school nurse’s office, which she still has to this day. However, Betsy didn’t act on those feelings until her freshman year of college. Betsy is now more confident than ever and believes that her sexuality is just a small piece of what makes her who she is.

Jamie, 33

Published by beckatz on May 6th, 2009 - in Video Stories

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

Jamie McGonnigal grew up in the small town of Marshfield, Massachusetts outside of Boston. He was involved in theater from a very young age and attended the Unitarian Church where he always felt supported. He came out on the night of the Tony Awards in the mid-90s, which he says, “is the gayest coming out story ever.” He now lives in New York City and is a successful actor and social activist for equal rights.

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