Celebrities have been coming out and we’ve got the scoop on who’s recently busted down the closet doors in this week’s Good and Gay. We’re also sharing some great news coming out of The University of York and a Black History Month announcement from Revry TV.
We’ve got some seriously good and seriously gay news for you this week, so throw on your Pride gear and enjoy this virtual parade of good and gay!
Revry announces Black History Month programming
Revry, the first global queer TV network, has announced a month of programming to highlight incredible Black queer content. Programming kicks off with three new documentaries on February 1: We Can’t Breathe, Voguing the Message, and Heavenly Brown Body. As the month continues, Revry will continue to add content to its existing content including its Black Lives Matter collection. New additions for Black History Month will include Miseducated, Boys Hurt Too, His Story, Linish, Little Sista, To Be Me, and more. “Black History Month is a time to celebrate the rich heritage and contributions of Black Americans. It is especially poignant in this moment in history because we are so divided as a nation,” says Black Revry Co-Founder and Army Veteran, LaShawn McGhee. “Taking the time to highlight Black Americans and more specifically Queer Black American voices that unapologetically explore the Black Queer experience is a necessity, and I’m proud to be able to do that through Revry.”
Revry’s streaming and live TV are available for free in over 130 countries. Learn more at https://revry.tv/
A new college will be named for famous lesbian Anne Lister
The University of York will be naming a new college after Anne Lister, frequently considered to be one of the first modern lesbians. Lister’s story, as recorded in her diaries written in code, has been popularized by the TV series Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister College is part of the university’s Campus East and will have over 300 rooms for postgraduates and undergraduates. “We both advocated for this, and are thrilled that the university has taken a step forward for diversity and inclusivity by naming Anne Lister College after a well-known LGBTQ+ figure with ties to the city,” York University LGBTQ officers Matt Rogan and Dan Loyd told YorkMix.
Dancer, singer and actor Jojo Siwa comes out
Last week, YouTube star, and triple threat Jojo Siwa came out via posting an image of herself in a shirt that says: Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever. A few days later the dancer, singer, and actor shared a very happy post on Instagram where she celebrates being out.
Musician and vlogger Vesta Lugg comes out
Chilean vlogger and musician Vesta Lugg recently came out via Instagram stories. She was playing the “assume something about me” game with her followers when someone asked if she was bisexual. Lugg answered, “True,” and posted a rainbow emoji. “I think sexuality is fluid. And perhaps more as a child, from the information I had, I assumed that as I was always with men, therefore I was straight,” Lugg said according to the Gay Times. “I want to love who I want to love and deconstruct what I thought I had to be because of what they told me it meant to be a woman.”
Model and activist Nats Getty comes out
Nats Getty recently shared a photo of themself with their partner Gigi Gorgeous on Instagram where the model came out as nonbinary and transgender. “This is a very emotional and exciting day for me I am so nervous as I type this, but I know the time is now,” wrote Getty. “I am transgender, non-binary. I have spent my entire life not in sync with the body I was born with and confined by an outward appearance that did not match my mind or my soul. It wasn’t until recently that I was even comfortable admitting this to myself, once I was able to look inwards and truly reflect on my authentic self.”
Musician Frances Quinlan comes out
Frances Quinlan, vocalist and guitarist for Hop Along, recently came out via Twitter. “I am privileged and grateful to have had the time, space, and generous insight offered by both advocates and friends, as I’ve learned about the expansive identity that is being nonbinary,” Frances wrote. “I feel more at home with myself in a way I did not realized was possible.”