On May 7, 20107, 43-year-old Brad McGarry was found dead with two gunshot wounds to the back of the head in the basement of his Bellaire, Ohio, home. His best friend, 30-year-old David Kinney, had found McGarry with his wife and young daughter, who were accompanying him while he dropped off some weed eater at McGarry's home.
With McGarry's kitchen in disarray and living room completely ransacked, authorities initially believed his death had been the result of a robbery gone wrong. But after further inspection, detectives realized nothing of value had been stolen.
Bio: Mexican-American wrestler Atlas grew up watching pro wrestling with his folks. He spent his childhood in Mexico before coming to Los Angeles as a teen. Both his mom and his dad loved Lucha Libre wrestling–yes, the style of Mexican wrestling that involves wearing the drag of flamboyant masks and uniforms–and took Jake to see numerous matches as a kid.
As he got older, Atlas found himself drawn to cheerleading and gymnastics, though wrestling remained his first love. When he turned 18, he decided to go pro. He trained a full two years before entering his first match.
Growing up in a small, culturally conservative, Christian town in middle Georgia, I felt obligated to convince myself that I was straight, even though I knew that I had an underlying conflict with my sexuality that stemmed from getting caught in a same-sex experiment with a girl in my neighborhood when I was 7.
While her family responded to the incident with outrage, mine responded with mere shock and discomfort ? passing it off as a one-time experience between two friends. I attempted avoiding my sexuality after this experiment, though I constantly found myself suffering through elementary school crushes on girls. This led to me continuously returning home holding in this secret that slowly began to unfold ? I was into girls.
A gay deputy headmaster of a boys' school in Zimbabwe has resigned after death threats and pressure from parents.
Neal Hovelmeier, who worked at St John's College in the capital, Harare, faced huge criticism and threats from parents after he revealed his sexual orientation to his students at an assembly September 21.
Hovelmeier came out after a local newspaper threatened to write an article exposing his sexuality. He told CNN the paper "felt that did not sit well with my position in a boys' school in a conservative country."
Amandla Stenberg isn’t afraid to talk about her true sexuality, even if she had to come out twice to get there.
Stenberg graces the cover of Seventeen‘s October/November issue where she sheds more light on her decision to clarify that she is gay in 2018 after previously coming out as bisexual two years prior.
“Gender and sexuality are so fluid—it’s okay to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you,” she said. “It’s okay to take your time… I’d been out as bisexual, and people have known I’m queer for a long time. I saw some comments that made me chuckle, like, ‘Girl, we been knew!’ But I wanted to make it very clear that I have romantic love for women.”
Learning about the harmful messages of conversion therapy for the film Boy Erased led gay musician and actor Troye Sivan to imagine the effect on vulnerable young people, he said Thursday night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
"When we arrived on set day one, they gave us the resources kids would typically get when they arrived at the [conversion therapy] camp, like actual printed-out resources," Sivan told Colbert. These packets outlined the strict rules LGBTQ youths are given at the camps, including limited body contact as well as a mandatory dress code that required girls to carry purses and wear skirts while forbidding boys to wear tight-fitting garments.
Young actor Josie Totah, who has appeared in projects like Champions and Other People, has come out as transgender.
In a moving and honest op-ed for Time, Totah details her journey in accepting and embracing her identity.
She explains that growing up, people always assumed she was a gay boy.
‘On the playground, I was the type of kid who wanted to sing with the girls, not play soccer with the boys,’ she writes.
‘Then I found myself playing that role once I got into the entertainment industry, and people kept assuming my identity. Numerous reporters have asked me in interviews how it feels to be a young gay man.’
She says she felt she ‘owed it’ to be the gay boy everyone assumed she was.