Live Out Loud’s Role Model of the Week is David Gale!
As Vice President & Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, David has helped to inspire LGBTQ youth by amplifying the voices of LGBTQ writers such as Alex Sanchez, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Tim Federle.
David has been a dedicated supporter and volunteer for Live Out Loud for 12 years, and has helped Live Out Loud grow as a member of our Development Committee.
Thank you David for being a terrific role model!
Hundreds of people know I’m gay, I just never made it an official declaration. I never felt I had to wear a billboard on my forehead. But I’m gay. Get over it. I love it. It’s a great life.
Pennsylvania State Sen. Jim Ferlo, during a press conference on LGBT hate crimes legislation. Boom. (via the Huffington Post) (via gaywrites)
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Live Out Loud’s Role Model of the Week is Edward “Chip” Sarafin! Chip is a football player at Arizona State University who shared his story with Compete Magazine and became the first college football player to come out as gay while still in school. He is working on a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, focusing on preventing football concussions by making helmets safer.
"Someone who gives back to everyone, and loves his family… that is the type of man I want to be."
Click here to read the Compete interview: http://bit.ly/XkjEtS
Live Out Loud’s Role Model of the Week is actress Emily Rios!
Emily plays a gay character on The Bridge and in her recent interview with AfterEllen.com she discusses how she personally related to her character’s experience of coming out:
“Adrianna’s story on The Bridge is a little different because her mom is ashamed and embarrassed, but I dealt with that as well,” she said. “But it just took a year for ‘Hey it’s not a phase, this is really happening.’ And then they get comfortable with it.”
Read the full interview: http://www.afterellen.com/emily-rios-talks-being-gay-and-having-a-say-on-her-character-on-the-bridge/07/2014/