“Hollywood Medium” Tyler Henry on communicating with celebrities and “the other side”

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tyler Henry came out twice: first as gay and second as a spiritual medium, the latter of which he says was harder.

At 22, Henry says his sixth sense, not to be confused with the film of the same name, allows him to communicate “messages from the other side,” something that began at just 10 years old. It’s a claim that’s led to his memoir “Between Two Worlds,” multiple seasons of E!’s “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” and “5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from the Departed,” his national tour.

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Teen declares her sexuality in hidden ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ message

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Krysta Montoya decided to make a declaration about her sexuality by using a secret “Grey’s Anatomy” reference as her senior quote in her school yearbook.

Montoya, an 18-year-old student from Albuquerque, New Mexico, made her senior quote” Grey’s Anatomy Season 5, Episode 6, 39:40.”

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04.05.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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It’s often argued that one shouldn’t discuss religion or politics,

so I’d like to talk about both.

When I was in high school, I learned through friends in my Southern Baptist youth group that the deacons of my small-town, smaller-minded church were trying to pray my gay away. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.

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Nick Robinson says his brother came out during filming for ‘Love, Simon’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Love, Simon” star Nick Robinson revealed that the film’s subject matter hit close to home in an interview for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The 22-year-old actor, who portrays closeted teen Simon, told DeGeneres that his brother came out to him around the time of filming which gave the role more significance for him.

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Walk to fight Suicide

By : Alex Storer
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Many people first learn about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) lifesaving work through our walks. In the beginning, only a few came out to walk against suicide, but they were the grassroots spark that started a movement that gains momentum each year. As the core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks are proof that when people work together, they can make big changes in our world. Taking place in hundreds of cities each fall, these walks raise awareness for our important cause as they raise the resources we need to carry out our mission.

PHOTOS! Tampa Bay WAVE Awards Party 2016

By : Deanndra Meno
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Tampa Bay’s Watermark readers came out in droves to celebrate the winners of the 2016 WAVE Awards at Southern Nights Tampa.

They enjoyed specialty purple cocktails, light bites from Puff n’ Stuff catering, and entertainment by Judy B. Goode, Jennifer Real, the Scott and Patti Show and Ashlee T. Bangkx.

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11.19.15 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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I can still remember the scents, the sounds, the television movies and the intentional distractions associated with my first encounters with the HIV virus: its full-blown AIDS inevitability (at the time) replete with lesions forming volcanic country masses across innocent chests and arms, the crushed ego of acting legend Rock Hudson as his strong jaw turned sadly and vulnerably into a fading vibration, the tacit reconciliation that swallowed the fluttering falsetto of Queen’s regal Freddie Mercury as he sat before the clicks and clacks of prying press cameras to speak to the fact that he, too, had fallen, would fall, and, in fact, was dead shortly thereafter. I remember it all, because this is largely my history. We watched, we felt punished, my closet doors were glued shut, and this would never, ever happen to me.

But mostly I remember a telephone call to my landline in my Florida State University dorm room, one where the absence of air conditioning made everything feel like a sweaty inquisition, a drip pan for shame or humility.

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UMass guard Gordon says coming out let him focus on game

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NEW YORK (AP) – Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became a better basketball player and a better teammate this season, and he credits both to having the courage to play as an openly gay man.

Gordon’s first season since coming out likely ended March 12 in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclays Center.

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