Chelsea Manning appears in Vogue’s September issue

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Chelsea Manning seemed to officially kick off her new life in a profile piece for Vogue’s September 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition issue.

Manning, who served seven years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, sported a red, one-piece swimsuit for the upcoming issue in a photo shot by Annie Leibovitz.

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Watch: Elders react to gay love story ‘In a Heartbeat’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The viral sensation “In a Heartbeat” may be a cartoon but the “React” YouTube series proves it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

In “Elders React to In a Heartbeat” a group of older individuals watch and react to the short animated film, “In a Heartbeat.” In the film, created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, a boy “runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.” It has received more than 20 million views on YouTube.

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Singer Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Pop singer Aaron Carter has come out as bisexual.

The 29-year-old revealed he is attracted to both men and women in an open letter posted on Twitter.

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New animated short film is about young gay love and the internet is going crazy for it

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A new animated short film was released on YouTube yesterday and it is hitting everyone in the feels.

“In a Heartbeat,” created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, was produced by Ringling College of Art and Design and has already generated nearly 3 million views.

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YouTuber comes out to five-year-old brother

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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YouTuber OliverVlogss came out as gay to his five-year-old brother in a sweet video that has gone viral.

Oliver Potter, 20, starts the video by asking his little brother Alfie what he thinks about love.

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Russian violinist comes out in emotional YouTube video

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Russian violinist Artem Kolesov has come out as gay in a YouTube video that has since gone viral.

The 23-year-old musician filmed the video as part of the Russian “Children-404” project, in which teenagers share their stories related to LGBT issues. In order to protect their anonymity, participants hold a “Children-404” sign in front of their faces.

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YouTube star pleads guilty to vandalism in false report case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A gay YouTube personality has pleaded guilty to felony vandalism in an incident in which he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says London-native Calum McSwiggan pleaded guilty Nov. 7 and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 52 anger management sessions.

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Logo TV announces political series, interviews Chelsea Clinton

By : Anna M. Johnson
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A new program is coming to Logo TV just in time for election season.

Logo TV, the network that brings you “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and other LGBT-centric programming, announced July 28 that it is getting into the political arena with a new digital series. The series will focus on the current presidential race and how the issues at hand affect LGBT Americans.

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