What's Your Coming Out Story?

Jan 23, 2015

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Keeping Secrets

About Ash Beckham's TED Talk

Equality advocate Ash Beckham offers a fresh story about empathy and openness — and it involves pancakes.

About Ash Beckham

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A new shelter for LGBT young adults, originally slated to be hosted in a church, is in the works for downtown San Antonio. But there are now discussions to house it as a separate unit within Haven for Hope, a city center that offers services and shelter for the homeless. For San Antonio’s displaced LGBT youth, among the most vulnerable sections of society, there is an urgent need for hope, and safe haven.

Golden Globe Nominee 'Pride'

Jan 9, 2015

The Golden Globes are this coming Sunday. One of the nominees for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy is “Pride.”

The film, which is based on a true story, tells the unlikely story of the how the bitter British miners strike of 1984 led to an unlikely alliance between the mine workers and activists from London’s gay and lesbian community.

We revisit our October conversation with “Pride” director Matthew Warchus and screenwriter Stephen Beresford.

In a moment many have called "the transgender tipping point," the news of Leelah Alcorn's suicide and her plea that someone "fix society" for transgender people have garnered massive attention, moving from conversations on social media to national news outlets.

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 A homeless shelter for LGBT youth is nearly ready and was slated to open downtown this November. However, city zoning issues have forced it to push back matters to next year.

Around 40 percent of the country’s 1.6 million homeless youth identify as being LGBT, according to a 2012 Williams Institute study. The Thrive Youth Center, which is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, is aiming to open the city’s first shelter for LGBT Youth; specifically between the ages of 17 to 24.