Videos

"Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay" Book Trailer:



To see all videos and readings related to the blog and book,
click BornThisWayBook/YouTube
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Mama Cass, "Different" (from HR Pufenstuff)


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"This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return. To those that think it never does or will get better. It does.
It does get better, it becomes beautiful."



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Pogo is from Perth, Australia - best described as an aural and visual wizard! He takes snatches of audio and ingeniously crafts them into his own songs and soundscapes. His latest work is this Disney gem.
Check out more from Pogo on his YouTube channel HERE



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This is absolutely stunning, beautiful, sad, and moving...
Watch it to the end. But keep some Kleenex handy.....wow


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"We use words and don't realize the power that they have. If we want people to role model positive behavior?
Mom, dad - you need to do that at home"



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We were so thrilled to chat with Justin Vivian Bond
and Andy Bell from Erasure! Here's most of the 4/10/11
"Born This Way Radio" show as a video stream.
The full audio stream of the show is here. Enjoy!


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Kindness is such a beautiful thing. As is this video.Our Irish friends Stand Up! against LGBTQ bullying.

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She's no "Fruitcake Lady" - but close enough!?
Thankfully, other 99-year olds aren't crafting our laws.
Well, I mean besides members of Congress...

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Hmm...I wonder if the "Modern Family" writers have seen the blog? As the hunky John Schneider has often been cited as "Famous First Crush", it's possible!

Either way, it's some cool - and hilarious - kizmet, eh?!



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It's a moment you've seen 1000's of teenagers share on television. But never a moment quite like this before.

And the sky didn't fall, advertisers didn't pull out in disgust - but TV history was made. It was simply, a moment. One that comes naturally for all teenagers, and all humans.



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The amazing Adam Lambert wowed "American Idol" with his acoustic version of "Aftermath". Adam is donating 10% of its proceeds to The Trevor Project. Info on that is here. Turn it up, and listen to that beautiful, powerful voice.


"Wanna scream out, no more hiding. Don't be afraid of what's inside"

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This is the same boy featured in the first video below.
He has really found a powerful voice now, and he has got it down! Big smile all around!



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Watch these Canadian kids perform an amazing flashmob for acceptance and anti-bullying. But be warned:
It is smile & goosebump inducing!



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Love him or hate him, Howard Stern has proven himself to be an outspoken advocate against homophobia.
Give a listen:



(Note: Parts of this are NSWF)

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Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, and since the dawn of time:
We have been here. And we have loved...


"Secretly" - A Vintage Montage Of Guys Together

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Chris Colfer wins a Golden Globe!
And Kurt Hummel, we love you! xo



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Check out "The Rainbow Bibliography"

The American Library Association published its 4th annual Rainbow Bibliography, a comprehensive list of LGBT-inclusive books for readers under the age of 18. Genres include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels & celebrity memoirs. It's intended as support tool 
for librarians facing controversy for placing LGBT-themed books on shelve
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Even more proof that Australia is amazing!
The Commitment Project is aimed to show the wider community that gays and lesbians, for all our differences, still fundamentally want the same thing - to be allowed to love who we love.

Click here to for pics & stories of some truly beautiful gay people!



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Listen to my interview with Bek on JOY 94.9
in Melbourne, Australia. Cheers! :)


"Often think back to when you were a little kid and wonder how your family didn't have any clue you were a mere baby gay? Not true! They had plenty of signs, and here's the proof we are born this way. Paul V., the founder of the hottest new blog "Born This Way" chats with us about it"


* www.joy.org.au/bekfast
* www.cpod.org.au/download.php/5396.mp3
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More inspiration for what this blog is all about...




* www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDiRSv2wFi4

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Bean

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Meet 9-year old twins Adam & Jared
At 18-months old, Adam asked for Barbie dolls, Jared asked for GI Joe.
The CBS video embed code was wonky, so click
HERE
for the story and video

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Elton John talks to his 16-year old self

From the very cool Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self  


March 8th 2009, Atlanta
Dear Reg,

You are a very young 16. You know nothing about sex — you don't even know what a "queer" is. Trust me when I tell you — you are "queer"; you are a gay boy. I made the mistake of not having sex until I was 23! I loved being with another man and felt relieved that I finally knew who I was. I made the mistake of falling in love too soon because I was naive and romantic. My advice to you is never to chase love — it will find you when you least expect it. Have FUN, have lots of safe sex and enjoy your sexuality. Be proud of who you are and, as you get older and wiser, fight for gay rights. I'm 46 years older than you are, and we have a long way to go. In certain countries we are still not treated as equals, especially by the so-called "Christian" Church. I made a lot of mistakes. Stay away from drugs — they're a waste of time. Stand up for every human being's rights. Be loving, kind and strong. Set an example. You're going to have a hell of a life!!!

Love you
Elton xx
PS: CHANGE YOUR NAME

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You've probably heard about
Dyson, "The Princess Boy"

This was the first TV talk-show appearance his family made, and I think it's the best I don't know if Dyson is a little gay boy or not - he's only 5 years old. But at 2 years old, he knew he wanted to wear dresses, and pretty clothes.
What I DO know, is THIS is the face of some unbelievably beautiful parents, amazing teachers, and an older brother we should all be so lucky to have.
It's over 10 minutes long, but please watch it all. It offers some hope...


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Do you see yourself in this video, in any way?
It usually starts just ... like ... this. Right?
Did you ever sing into a banana or a hairbrush?

And this kid has over 3 MILLION VIEWS! Behold the power of The Gaga! :)