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Gay media watchdog GLAAD is teaming up with a straight ally, athlete Hudson Taylor, to offer LGBT ally training to ALL 141 major league teams in U.S. sports.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has found its new permanent president.
Former OutQ host and current New York City community board chair Corey Johnson announced Friday that he is OFFICIALLY running for city council.
The National Football League has added sexual orientation to its list of protected classes in a newly-approved anti-discrimination clause.
The governing body for American collegiate sports has approved a new policy that clarifies athletic opportunities for transgender students based on their gender identity.
For every story we air, time constraints mean that parts of the story wind up on the proverbial ‘cutting room floor,’ and sometimes they’re wonderful moments. That’s especially true of special programming like our September 11th tribute that aired Sunday, OutQ News Reports: LGBT Stories of 9/11.
Luckily, the internet has no such time constraints. So over the next couple of days, we’re going to post some additional audio that we simply couldn’t fit into our one-hour special.
Today, we start with a few clips about Mark Bingham, an openly-gay man and one of the heroes of United Flight 93, who brought an airliner down at the cost of their own lives rather than allowing it to be used as a weapon of mass destruction in Washington, DC.
In the bonus cuts, Mark’s mom, Alice Hoagland, describes some of the experiences that formed the man who would become an LGBT icon.
Please note that there are no internal edits in these clips, and (unlike the segment we aired Sunday) the audio mix here is very rough.
- Mark’s coming out: Alice describes the way Mark came out to her as a college student. His demeanor, fraught with nerves and anxiety, should be very familiar to many gay people.
- Mark took being gay in stride: After he’d been out a few years, Mark accepted his sexual orientation as one part, an important part, of who he was among many other facets of his life.
- Taking out the Stanford Tree: One side of Mark’s personality that’s less discussed is the aggressive prankster. Here, Alice recounts the time Mark jumped onto the football field at a Big Game between UC Berkeley and its archrival Stanford, tackling Stanford’s mascot, a student in a tree costume.
- Mark’s career in PR: Here, Alice explains Mark’s career in public relations and what he was like as a businessman.
- More examples of Mark’s bravery: OutQ News’s special included several examples of Mark Bingham’s amazing physical courage. Here are a couple more.
We’ll have more clips about Mark Bingham soon.