Sam Smith Makes LGBT History At Grammy Awards

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Congratulations to our favorite love-lorn crooner, Sam Smith, on his historic Grammy win tonight, as the first openly gay winner for Best Pop Vocal Album. Smith also took home Grammys for Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Record of the Year for Stay With Me.

Sam Smith: Stay With Me (video)

Read the complete GLAAD Article: Sam Smith makes Grammy history

Songs That Shaped The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People

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The LGBT community has always found strength through the enduring passions of art, film, and music. Here are just a few of my personal favorite songs, which have empowered me over the years as an LGBT individual.

Sister Sledge: We Are Family (video)

Cindy Lauper: True Colors (video)

Depeche Mode: People Are People (video)

Whitney Houston: Greatest Love Of All (video)

Sarah McLachlan: Possession (video)

Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow: Shame (video)

Lady Gaga: Born This Way (video)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert: Same Love (video)

Martha Wash: It’s My Time (video)

Read the complete HUFFINGTON POST Article: 27 Songs That Shaped The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People

Obama Interviewed by ‘YouTube Personalities’

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President Obama was interviewed by YouTube personalities, Hank Green, GloZell, and Bethany Mota. The combined interviews lasted nearly an hour, with President Obama fielding questions on a wide variety of topics. Obama ended his chat with the ultimate millennial gesture: crouching between his interviewers, smiling broadly, to capture a cellphone selfie.

The YouTube Interview with President Obama (video)

Read the complete NEWSWEEK Article: Obama Interviewed by ‘YouTube Personalities’

Quote of the Day

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“Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation; it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function, produced by a certain arrest of sexual development. Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them. (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime – and a cruelty, too.”
-Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939)

Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds

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The Huffington Post reports, on average, children raised by same-sex couples scored six percent higher than the general population when it came to general health and family cohesion.

Read HUFFINGTON POST Article: Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds

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