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TODAY Pride

To celebrate LGBTQ pride, TODAY is sharing this community’s history, pain, joy and what’s next for the movement. We will be publishing personal essays, stories, videos and features throughout the entire month of June.

Judge Mathis’ son shares what it was like coming out on TV: ‘Representation is everything’

The father-son duo spoke about Greg Mathis, Jr.'s experience coming out on a Monday segment of Hoda & Jenna.

Angelica Ross becomes the first openly trans performer to lead ‘Chicago’

Ross will assume the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical for a special eight-week run.
MARCELL VON BERLIN Spring/Summer 2022 Runway Fashion Show
MARCELL VON BERLIN Spring/Summer 2022 Runway Fashion Show

Filmmakers focus on addiction in LGBTQ community with personal new project

Alongside buzzy films, the pilot episode of “How Not to Be a Junkie” will screen at this year’s 40th installment of Outfest, the LGBTQ film festival of Los Angeles.

Pop star Olly Alexander was told coming out would hurt his career. He didn't listen

Some pop stars keep their sexuality out of their art. Alexander centers it. In celebration of LGBTQ pride, the Years & Years frontman sat down with TODAY to look back on his career.
Olly Alexander of Years & years
Olly Alexander of Years & years

Missouri mom of two by day, international DJ superstar by night

At 47 years old with two teenage sons, Alexis Tucci is redefining what it looks like to be a successful DJ in the LGBTQ community.

The Subaru should have been a sign

Coming out in middle age and reclaiming my identity — dents and all.

Glenn Burke, 1st openly gay MLB player, is shunned no more — 40 years after coming out 

The ex-Dodger outfielder spoke to TODAY’s Bryant Gumbel in 1982 about his decision to publicly come out as gay after retiring from baseball.

Inside 'First Kill' — the lesbian vampire love story everyone can't stop talking about

The central characters Calliope Burns and Juliette Fairmont have a love that's "deeper than Bella and Edward's" in "Twilight."
(L to R) Imani Lewis as Calliope Burns, Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette Fairmont in episode 106 of "First Kill."
(L to R) Imani Lewis as Calliope Burns, Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette Fairmont in episode 106 of "First Kill."

What is gender-affirming care for kids? How is it different from adult care?

"We’re really working with the intrinsic nature of who someone is, how they feel deeply inside."
A child takes part in the Equality March in Krakow, Poland on May 21, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A child takes part in the Equality March in Krakow, Poland on May 21, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Gender fluidity is a part of Hawaiian culture. How a children's book is reclaiming that

"Ho'onani: Hula Warrior," a children's book based on a 2014 documentary, can help make conversations about gender identity easier to navigate.

Meet the 14-year-old bringing a queer youth conference to rural Texas

Ninth grade student Marz Gamez and his school's LGBTQ student group want to "provide a safe space" in the small town of Mission, Texas.