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Transgender Man Leads Men's Health's Competition for Cover Model

Transgender Man Leads Men's Health's Competition for Cover Model

Originally posted 04/15/2015 09:40AM

When transgender vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling entered Men's Health's Ultimate Guy Search for a shot at being on the cover, he never imagined he'd receive such an outpouring of encouragement.

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Rock Hudson's 'True Love' Speaks: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret

Rock Hudson's 'True Love' Speaks: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret

Originally posted 04/15/2015 08:00AM

To read all of movie icon Rock Hudson’s shocking untold story, subscribe to PEOPLE now.

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Arkansas Gov. Yields to Walmart, Celebs and His Own Son: Does Not Sign 'Gay Discrimination' Bill

Originally posted 04/01/2015 03:15PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4148592215001" "" "" "auto"] It wasn't the all-out veto Walmart asked of its governor, but close.

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Michael Sam: 'I'm Not the Only Gay Person in the NFL'

Michael Sam: 'I'm Not the Only Gay Person in the NFL'

Originally posted 03/27/2015 08:00PM

After coming out last year, Michael Sam says other players in the National Football League have privately confided in him – and he's not the only one who's gay.

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Susan Sarandon Blasts Anti-Gay Comments Made by Her Nephew's Former Teacher | Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon Blasts Anti-Gay Comments Made by Her Nephew's Former Teacher

Originally posted 03/17/2015 07:00PM

Susan Sarandon is not one to sit idly by.

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Ty Herndon on Writing Songs After Coming Out: I'm Not Trading the 'He's' for 'She's'

Ty Herndon on Writing Songs After Coming Out: I'm Not Trading the 'He's' for 'She's'

Originally posted 03/01/2015 04:05PM

Ty Herndon feels like a new man after coming out to PEOPLE back in November 2014, and he says it will show in his next album.

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What's It Really Like to Be Gay in Alabama?

What's It Really Like to Be Gay in Alabama?

Originally posted 02/20/2015 09:50AM

Ellen Dossett, a 71-year-old lesbian, recalls the violent clashes in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama, where she was a white student in her 20s and threatened with expulsion from her Baptist college if she sided with blacks in their struggle for civil rights.

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Matthew Shepard's Parents Learn 'Shocking' Truth in New Film

Matthew Shepard's Parents Learn 'Shocking' Truth in New Film

Originally posted 02/04/2015 05:45PM

Judy and Dennis Shepard long believed they knew their son, Matthew, better than anyone – certainly better than the millions who saw him as a gay-rights icon and his brutal 1998 murder as a crystallizing moment in the crusade for equality, if not acceptance.

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Transgender News Reporter: 'I Was Told I'd Never Work Again'

Transgender News Reporter Zoey Tur: 'I Was Told I'd Never Work Again'

Originally posted 02/04/2015 02:15PM

It's been more than 20 years since Zoey Tur – then a news chopper pilot known as Bob Tur – famously tracked O.J. Simpson's slow-speed Bronco chase, but the 54-year-old is back in the news after going public with her transition from a man to a woman.

"It all started around age 6," Tur tells PEOPLE. "But I didn't understand it or see anyone that felt the way that I did, so I just buried it."

But following a 2003 divorce from wife Marika Gerrard, Tur says the gender dysphoria continued to get worse for years, until she reached a breaking point.

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An Exclusive First Look at Glee's Coach Beiste as a Man

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FIRST LOOK: Glee's Coach Beiste as a Man

Originally posted 02/04/2015 08:50AM

When Glee's Dot-Marie Jones was first told her character Coach Beiste was going to reveal she is transgender, the actress had a small hesitation – but not for the reason you might think.

"I just didn't want to let down the girls who are straight and tomboys that my character represented the last four seasons,' " Jones tells PEOPLE of her character transitioning from female to male on the FOX show's sixthand final – season. "But I got the script and I was, like, 'Oh my God. This is amazing.' "

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