3.22.18 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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The first person I ever came out to was a complete stranger. It was surprisingly easy. The journey to get to that moment was not easy, nor the mountains I would have to climb after; but coming out to a stranger wasn’t difficult. It was freeing and desperate.

It was the early 1990s and he was a mentor with the Delta Youth Alliance, now the Orlando Youth Alliance. At the time, it was the only resource for gay youth to meet and support each other and it remains a vital component of the community today. My involvement with the group gave me the courage to come out to my high school best friend. That was difficult because it was someone close to me. It was a bigger gamble as there was more riding on her reaction than that of the stranger.

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‘Love, Simon’ star Joey Pollari comes out as gay

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Love, Simon” star Joey Pollari has come out as gay.

Pollari, who portrays Simon’s potential love interest Lyle in the film, revealed to the Advocate that he had a similar coming out experience as Simon. The actor explains that he came out to his family and friends when he was 18.

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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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Watch: teaser for first mainstream gay teen romance ‘Love, Simon’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The first teaser for gay teen romantic comedy “Love, Simon” has been released.

The film, directed by Greg Berlanti, tells the classic romantic story set in countless high school highways. However, this time the story has a gay twist.

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