LAVERNE COX BECOMES FIRST TRANSGENDER PERSON ON THE COVER OT TIME

Laverne Cox looks smashing on the new cover of Time. And her interview is an illuminating must-read. One of the most touching memories: when she was a boy, she remembers going to dance class but being barred from ballet because “ballet was too gay.” It was just one instance of gender stopping her from what…

ROBERT DeNIRO OPENS UP ABOUT FATHER’S STRUGGLE WITH BEING GAY

Robert De Niro has said he wished he had learned more about his father’s sexuality when he was alive. The Oscar winner has opened up about his late father, Robert De Niro Sr – a New York City artist, in a new documentary. He said he wanted to shed light on his father’s legacy and…

REST IN PEACE MAYA ANGELOU

WINSTON-SALEM — Maya Angelou, writer of the classic autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” has died. She was 86. Her death comes days after canceling her appearance at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards luncheon, where she was to be honored. We’re told she was found unresponsive inside her Winston-Salem home. Angelou was…

CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL CROWNS FIRST GAY MALE PROM QUEEN

A high school in Danbury, CT, made local history this weekend as it crowned the first gay male prom queen in the school’s history. Students from Danbury High School gave a standing ovation as Nasir Fleming took the stage at the Matrix Center on Friday night to accept the crown. “I was shocked to see…

WNBA: FIRST PRO LEAGUE TO MARKET TO GAY COMMUNITY

The WNBA on Wednesday announced a campaign to market itself to the LGBT community. The announcement makes the WNBA the first professional sports league to mount such an effort. “The WNBA welcomes all fans, athletes and partners to our game,” WNBA President Laurel J. Richie said in a written statement. “These beliefs unite the 12…