Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

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/.

Danna

Published by admin on August 23rd, 2010 - in Video Stories

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

By day, Danna is a music producer who works on various projects around New York City. By night you can find her DJing for the biggest gay, lesbian and mixed queer parties around the NYC (and Boston) under the name, Whitney Day. Growing up in NYC, Danna had a relatively easy time coming to terms with her sexuality, though it took her parents some time to get used to the idea. They are now completely supportive. Because she grew up in a very diverse and open-minded community, Danna found it easy to come out to her friends. And now, Danna is building a lucrative career as a DJ and knows that the bar/club/event culture in the LGBTQ community is pivotal. She finds it to be a privilege to play music for her own community where people embrace their differences and be themselves. Please watch Danna’s story, and visit her websites:

Official Whitney Day Website
Whitney Day Facebook Page

Steve and Ray

Published by admin on July 23rd, 2010 - in Couple Stories, Video Stories

Steve and Ray’s Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Now that you’ve watched Ray and Steve share their individual coming out stories, please listen to the story of how they met! It all started as a “casual encounter” posting on Craigslist! Although these studs weren’t necessarily looking for a serious relationship, life and love sometimes take surprising turns. From New York City to Rome and back, Steve and Ray’s story reminds us that love can really sneak up on us when we least expect it! Enjoy!

Marti

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:
http://broadwayspeaksout.com/default.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Martin-Gould-Cummings/123843015888?v=info&ref=ts
http://twitter.com/BwaySpeaksOUT

Steven Part 2

Published by beckatz on April 19th, 2010 - in Video Stories

Steven’s Coming Out Story Part 2 from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

In Part 2, Steven talks about the importance of being out, how he identifies his sexuality, and what advice he has for people who are thinking about coming out. Once again, Steven infuses humor into his wonderfully articulate story. Watch and enjoy!

Steven

Published by beckatz on April 4th, 2010 - in Video Stories

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

Steven grew up in Virginia in a very Christian household. As a child he wasn’t interested in playing football; instead, he loved playing school. Though his grandmother, a very influential person in Steven’s life, supported him as a child with his “alternative” interests, she was shocked when Steven came out to her while he was in college. His father, who he describes as homophobic, was surprisingly calm when Steven came out to him. Steven is proud to live out and proud and makes no apologies for who he is. He loves deeply and spends time with friends who support every part of him. Steven is articulate and honest in his storytelling; he shares his journey with ease and humor, a very intelligent and inspiring young man. Please watch, and stay tuned for Part 2!

Blake Part 2

Published by beckatz on March 22nd, 2010 - in Video Stories

Blake’s Story Part 2 from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Blake talks about the importance of visibility and the responsibility of public figures to come out of the closet. Watch the first part of Blake’s coming out story at http://iwanttheworldtoknow.org/2010/03/19/blake/ and visit his website at www.blakehayes.com!

Blake

Published by beckatz on March 19th, 2010 - in Video Stories

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

Blake Hayes is a New York-based TV host/reporter, radio personality, and magician. Currently, he is heard across the Tri-State area on 95.5 WPLJ-FM, a legendary New York radio station playing Adult Top 40 music and works as a correspondent for OurScene TV. A Connecticut native, Blake came out to his friends and family while he was in college at Emerson College in Boston and dating his first boyfriend. He says he is lucky that he has such an incredibly supportive family and wonderful friends. Blake believes that when people come out, they open themselves up to more meaningful and intimate relationships with friends, family members, and potential partners. His courage and willingness to fight for equality (he is also a very active member of the LGBTQ movement) is both inspiring and motivational. Please watch Blake’s story and visit his website, http://blakehayes.com, to learn more about all of his fantastic projects.

Edgar

Published by beckatz on March 3rd, 2010 - in Video Stories

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

Edgar grew up in El Paso, Texas, where he had no gay role models or gay friends. He hinted that he was gay to a few of his close friends during his senior year in high school, who were all supportive, but he waited a while before telling anyone else. Ultimately, it was his experience at NYU that pushed him out of the closet. He came out to his parents, both of whom are Mexican and Catholic, while home for his winter vacation. Although it took some time for his mother to get comfortable with her son’s sexuality, she is now fully supportive of Edgar and his partner. Edgar believes that being honest and patient with yourself are the keys to coming out in a healthy way. He is intelligent, articulate, and fabulous! Watch his story now!

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