On June 30, 2017 Germany said “yes” to gay marriage in a landmark vote that saw the Bundestag (German Parliament), pass a bill that allows same-sex couples to have equal marriage rights. This is an achievement milestone for the countries LGBT community following attempts of extermination only decades prior.
If you are unaware, The Mattachine Society were one of the earliest gay rights organisations in the United States that worked to support one another during the strict regime of their pre-gay rights era.
If we’re talking about gay YouTubers, Tyler Oakley’s name is at the head of the pack. Since starting his channel in 2007, he has sky rocketed to international fame over the past decade: releasing a book, hosting his own talk show, winning numerous awards and titles, and even recording a video with First Lady, Michelle Obama herself. He is an outspoken figurehead of the LGBT community, and one of YouTube’s most successful exports.
A storyteller through images, Tommy Ga-Ken is the Glasgow based professional that has blew up as one of the worlds leading photographers. As an LGBT activist and leader, he is one to keep an eye on.
During this years pride month you’ve most likely stumbled across an odd addition to the LGBT family at Pride festivals, news articles, and in memes – well prepare to be Babashook by this years hottest new gay icon; The Babadook.
Mixing art, fashion, and creativity in a way that would make even Lady Gaga jealous, Glyn Fussell is the driving force behind one of the UK most explosive nightlife exhibits.
With so few successful LGBT members in the media, it is important to recognise and support the openly gay stars that we do have. Gavan Hennigan is the Irish-born Extreme Environment Athlete that has taken the gay community by storm this year.
While you may not be familiar with Matthieu Jost, he is a leading LGBT entrepreneur behind a string of highly successful businesses that has established him a self-made millionaire.
With so few successful LGBT members in the media, it is important to recognise and support the openly gay stars that we do have. Jussie Smollett performs double duty for minorities as a successful gay, black man.
One minute you’re a glorified extra on television, and the next you’re a social media star with a dedicated following of one million strong.