"Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay" Book Trailer:

To see all videos and readings related to the blog and book,
click BornThisWayBook/YouTube

Mama Cass, "Different" (from HR Pufenstuff)


"This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return.
To those that think it never does or will get better.
It does. It does get better, it becomes beautiful."


This is absolutely stunning, beautiful, sad, and moving...
Watch it to the end. But keep some Kleenex



Kindness is such a beautiful thing. As is this video. 
Our Irish friends Stand Up! against LGBTQ bullying.


Acceptance of the LGBTQ community keeps evolving each day.
But thankfully, other 99-year olds are NOT crafting our laws.
Well, I mean besides Republican members of Congress...


Hmm... I wonder if the "Modern Family" writers have seen the blog? As the hunky John Schneider has often been cited as "Famous First Crush" it's possible! Either way, it's some hilarious - kizmet!


It's a moment you've seen 1000's of teenagers share on television.
But never a moment quite like this before.

And the sky didn't fall, advertisers didn't pull out in disgust - but TV history was made. It was simply, a moment. One that comes naturally for all teenagers, and all humans.


This is the same boy featured in the first video below.
He has really found a powerful voice now, and he has got it down!



Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, and since the dawn of time: 
We have been here. And we have loved...

Elton John talks to his 16-year old self
From the very cool Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

March 8th 2009
, Atlanta
Dear Reg,
You are a very young 16. You know nothing about sex — you don't even know what a "queer" is. Trust me when I tell you — you are "queer"; you are a gay boy. I made the mistake of not having sex until I was 23! I loved being with another man and felt relieved that I finally knew who I was. I made the mistake of falling in love too soon because I was naive and romantic. My advice to you is never to chase love — it will find you when you least expect it. Have FUN, have lots of safe sex and enjoy your sexuality. Be proud of who you are and, as you get older and wiser, fight for gay rights. I'm 46 years older than you are, and we have a long way to go. In certain countries we are still not treated as equals, especially by the so-called "Christian" Church. I made a lot of mistakes. Stay away from drugs — they're a waste of time. Stand up for every human being's rights. Be loving, kind and strong. Set an example. You're going to have a hell of a life!!!

Love you
Elton xx


Do you see yourself in this video, in any way?
It usually starts just ... like ... this. Right?
Did you ever sing into a banana or a hairbrush?
And this kid has over 3 MILLION VIEWS! Behold the power of The Gaga! :)