!! LGBTQ+ !!

!! OMG, coming up for air: Professional British swimmer Dan Jervis comes out !!

British swimmer Dan Jervis, 26, has come out as gay ahead of competing in the Commonwealth Games! The swimmer who hails from Wales, won 1500m freestyle silver and bronze at the 2014 and 2018 Games. He also competed for Team GB in the Tokyo Olympics last year, and placed fifth. Talking on the BBC’s LGBT Sport Podcast, Jervis said he didn’t tell anyone else that he thought he might be gay until he was 24 years old:

“It took me 24 years to be who I am. I was adjusting to everything else, just trying to fit in – until I thought: ‘Just be you.’ You know, we’re just before the Commonwealth Games and there are going to be kids and adults watching who will know that I’m like them and that I’m proud of who I am.”

He continued, “For so long, I hated who I was – and you see it all the time, people who are dying over this. They hate themselves so much that they’re ending their lives. So if I can just be that someone people can look at and say, ‘yeah, they’re like me,’ then that’s good.”

He also talked about being a devout Christian, and said his faith had meant it wasn’t easy to embrace his sexuality at first. When speaking about telling a friend when he was 24, he said:

“I said to her: ‘I think I’m gay.’ I couldn’t even say: ‘I’m gay.’ I was basically punching the words out. She was quite shocked but great, and it was exactly the reaction I wanted. I’ve had all good reactions, and the way I’ve described it is I’m not going to change as a person.

Everyone’s journey is different, but I think I’ve always known. It was something in the back of my mind, bugging me. I thought I was bisexual and had girlfriends that I loved – but it came to about three years ago where I knew I had to deal with this. It wasn’t affecting my swimming, but me as a human being. It sounds quite drastic, but I wasn’t enjoying my life. Yeah, I was smiling, but there was something missing to make me properly happy. I’m still the Dan you’ve always known. You just know something else about me now.”

Congrats on living your best life, Dan and welcome to the club! Now go get the gays some shiny new medals 😉

!! OMG, WATCH: Arsonist almost sets himself on fire trying to burn down a Pride flag display !!

In the words of Nelson from The Simpsons: HAAAAA HAAAAAA!

Even after half a dozen attacks on the rainbow flag, one Michigan neighborhood is showing that their community won’t back down to hate and violence. A new security video out of Lansing, Michigan from early Tuesday morning features a man dousing a Pride flag in gasoline before lighting it on fire — and he nearly takes himself with it. Such a shame! Lost opportunity, flag! Check it out after the jump!


!! OMG, WATCH: Kevin Bacon stars in Blumhouse’s new LGBTQ+ horror ‘They/Them’ !!

When a group of LGBTQ+ campers arrives at Whistler Camp – a conversion camp run by Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon) – they are promised a “new sense of freedom” by the end of the week. But as the counselors attempt to psychologically break down each of the campers, a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, and they must reclaim their power if they’re going to survive the horrors of the camp. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee John Logan and produced by Jason Blum, They/Them is an empowering slasher film starring an ensemble cast that includes Carrie Preston, Anna Chlumsky, Theo Germaine, Quei Tann, Anna Lore, Monique Kim, Darwin del Fabro, Cooper Koch, and Austin Crute.

OKURRRRT! The perfect thing to kick off Pride weekend for all those queer horror fans out there. MAKE IT BACON and check out the trailer for They/Them above.

!! OMG, WATCH: Elliot Page opens up about his transition and incorporating it into The Umbrella Academy !!

Elliot Page sat down with Seth Meyers to chat about starring in The Umbrella Academy while finding a way to incorporate his journey with transitioning into his character on the show – AND how embracing happiness has made him a better actor! Check out Elliot’s interview after the jump!


!! OMG, WATCH: ‘Would it Kill You to Laugh?’ comedy special starring Kate Berlant & John Early gets a trailer !!

Synopsis: The one-of-a-kind sketch special from A24 will feature famous comedy duo Kate Berlant (A League of Their Own) and John Early (Search Party, The Afterparty) as sitcom stars from the world-renowned television program “He’s Gay, She’s Half-Jewish.” Despite their undeniable chemistry and monumental success, Kate and John’s relationship suffers a very public falling out and eventual legal battle. Berlant and Early will also play an unpredictable variety of characters throughout. Television veteran and Emmy winner Meredith Vieira will appear as TV Newscaster in the special.

Streaming June 24th on Peacock.

We love these two and will be there with bells on when it drops! Check out the trailer after the jump!


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