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Gay politician (and YouTube sensation) headed to Atlanta to support documentary on LGBT elected officials

Joel Burns

Fort Worth City Councilmember Joel Burns, who drew national media attention when his story of surviving bullying went viral, is headed to Atlanta later this month to support "Breaking Through," a project from local filmmaker Cindy Abel.

Burns will be on hand for a Sept. 27 fundraiser for the film, which tells the personal stories of openly gay elected officials around the country. Details of the event are TBA.

"Joel is coming because he knows 'Breaking Through' will bring hope: to teens who, like he once did, are wondering if life will have purpose and [if they should] commit suicide, and to adults, who conclude their career choices will be limited if they’re openly gay," Abel said in an email announcing the fundraiser.

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Atlanta lesbian duo ‘Bria And Chrissy’ bring musical humor to YouTube

Bria and Chrissy

After launching their first YouTube channel three weeks ago, Atlanta lesbian duo Bria Airb and Chrissy Chambers (a.k.a. “Bria and Chrissy”) have already garnered over 111,000 views of their comical, musical, equality-themed videos.

The girls, who write from inspiration of current events, create irreverent, tongue-in-cheek musical pieces that provoke thought, illicit laughter and, often, invite people in the LGBT community to reach out to them with issues that they are facing.

“We wait for news to happen. Something is going to happen. Something always happens,” said Bria.

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White House issues LGBT ‘Champions of Change’ video challenge

It's time to make your own YouTube for LGBT equality and submit what you see as a march for a more perfect union to equality through the o the White House's "LGBT Pride Month Champions of Change Video Challenge."

Videos are being accepted now — they can be music videos, PSAs, interviews — whatever your creativity inspires and will be accepted until May 4. Finalists will be selected in early June and the public will have a chance to vote on which video best represents the work for equality.

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Videos: ‘Sh*t’ people say to LGBT folks

Shit Girls Say

It all seems to have started with a video entitled “Shit Girls Say,” posted late last year on the video-sharing site YouTube, that quickly went viral. Some nine million views later, parodies have flooded the internetz, including a half-dozen or so LGBT-themed responses.

The first LGBT-themed video we found, “Shit Girls Say to Gay Guys,” was uploaded yesterday and has somewhere in the neighborhood of a half million views. That was followed by a lesbian and tran-themed parody.

I wasn't able to find a “Shit Dudes Say to Lesbians” video, but I have the feeling it wouldn't be nearly as funny as these below. How many different ways can they say “Can I watch?”

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[Video] A wish for the New Year? Equality for all families

Loves Makes an Family

When Zach Wahls of Iowa stood before the state legislature to talk about his lesbian mothers and the strength of his family while defending marriage equality, millions noticed thanks to YouTube. The video of his speech to lawmakers was seen by more than 18 million people and ranked by YouTube as the most viewed political video for 2011.

In response, thousands of families — gay and straight — submitted their own photos of their families for an online campaign called "Love Makes a Family" that calls for equality for all families in 2012.

Here's hoping the New Year does bring all our families joy.

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Gay stories among top YouTube videos of 2011

Iowa teenager Zach Wahls

YouTube today released its list of the most-watched political videos of 2011. This year's top 10 list includes President Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a compound in Pakistan, a political ad from the defunct campaign of former Atlanta radio personality Herman Cain and a couple of comedians.

Two videos in particular, including the year's most-viewed, dealt directly with the gay rights movement. Topping the list was Zach Wahls, sharing his story of growing up in the heartland with two moms.

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's “Strong” ad highlighting how terrible our country has become now that openly gay and lesbian soldiers can serve in the Armed Forces. The video has the honor of being the most disliked video in YouTube history and came in at number three on the list.

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‘Disappointing Gay Best Friend’ YouTube clips never disappoint

Girl, do you. Just say it. You'll feel good.

At least that's what Mikala tells her best gay friend, Tyler, after listening to Lady Gaga's  single, "Born This Way."

We've come to enjoy these "Disappointing Gay Best Friend" YouTube clips. They're stereotypical, silly and quite funny. We also love how Mikala has a new outfit on in each clip while Tyler, the aloof gay guy, consistently wears the same plaid shirt.

We are not disappointed at all. Thanks Mikala and Tyler.

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