Young people are coming out in huge numbers. These families found beautiful ways to support their kids.

Paria Hassouri and her husband were thousands of miles from home, on vacation in Thailand, when they got a call from their daughter’s school. A teacher told them that Ava, then 13, was questioning her gender identity. During Ava’s coming-out experience, Hassouri educated herself about how best to support her daughter. Other parents are trying to do the same, as children and teens are opening up — sometimes even earlier in their lives — about their placement in a galaxy of queer existence.

What's the Status of All the Other 'Game of Thrones' Spinoffs?

More than three years after Game of Thrones came to a divisive end, HBO is finally returning to the land of Westeros with House of the Dragon, a Targaryen-centric prequel series debuting on August 21. Fans weren’t meant to wait this long for a Game of Thrones spinoff — or “successor show,” as author George R. R. Martin prefers to call it — but HBO hasn’t had the easiest time turning its smash hit into a franchise.

19 Worst Shows of the '90s

We’re prone to 1990s nostalgia as much as anyone else who remembers Y2K, but don’t forget that this “Edgy Decade” also gave us nu-metal music, the Macarena dance, non-butter butter spray, and the terrible TV shows below. TV Guide Magazine is preparing to launch its list of the 90 Best Shows of the ’90s, but before we reveal those picks, we’re sharing our selections for the decade’s worst television featuring singing cops, sasquatches in suburbia, and sex-driven presidents not named Clinton.

Why Activists Say to Wear Black on the Fourth of July

No doubt, many Americans will wear red, white, and blue on Independence Day. But others plan on wearing black on the 4th of July to show their frustration with the state of the union — and their commitment to a freer, more equitable America. Two years ago, activists encouraged their followers to wear black to support Black, Brown, and Indigenous populations. This year, some people are donning black clothes on this Monday, July 4, to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

And Then There Were Three: The Decline of Soap Operas on Broadcast TV

In these Days of Our Lives, daytime dramas just don’t grip broadcast TV executives like they used to. Days of Our Lives is moving to Peacock after nearly 57 years on NBC, leaving only General Hospital on ABC and The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful on CBS as the last-remaining broadcast TV daytime dramas. And to think that in 2010, there were still seven daytime dramas on broadcast TV. At the start of the millennium, there were 10. And in 1990, fans had a dozen options to choose from.

‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Will Reportedly Welcome Transgender Characters — You Hear That, J.K.?

Nearly two years after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sparked controversy with her transphobic tweets — during Pride month, even — video game developers are reportedly making the wizarding world more inclusive with affirming gender options in Hogwarts Legacy. The upcoming open-world action RPG allows players to explore the magical realm from Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter book series — and movies — and see Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a whole new era.

What does the word “queer” mean to you? The Internet sounds off…

Certain website names notwithstanding, the word “queer” is polarizing. For some LGBTQ+ individuals, it’s a reclaimed badge of honor, a political statement, a declaration of attraction without binaries. For others, it’s still a homophobic slur, a weaponized word that can reopen years-old wounds. When one Reddit user asked others what “queer” means to them, he clarified he wasn’t referring to the derogatory sense of the term. But some commenters can’t see the word any other way.

Attn: filmmakers, we need more than ‘little moments’ of LGBTQ visibility

This Internet was abuzz this week that the news that Kristen Stewart’s character in the new big-screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels is “definitely gay.” How will viewers know that secret agent Sabina prefers the company of women? Apparently, there’s a “little moment” in the film. Elizabeth Banks, writer, director, and star of the film, tells PrideSource: So much of the time, “little moments” of LGBTQ visibility are all fans get. Think of Josh Gad’s “exclusively gay” LeFou sharing a two-second da

Gender Affirming Surgeries Are Being Delayed or Canceled Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 13, the American College of Surgeons recommended hospitals across the country minimize, postpone, or cancel all scheduled elective surgeries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many hospitals took that advice and shed certain procedures from the books, many transgender people were left with devastating setbacks as gender-affirming surgeries were canceled or indefinitely postponed as the question of which procedures are “elective” looms.

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