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Brooke Sopelsa

Brooke Sopelsa is the editorial director of NBC Out, NBC News' LGBTQ digital destination. 

Brooke Sopelsa is the editorial director of NBC Out, NBC News' LGBTQ digital destination. 

Latest from Brooke Sopelsa

Keep the yuletide gay with these 20 queer holiday films

The holiday film genre’s growing inclusion of LGBTQ people and storylines means that every year the options for what to watch with family and friends on a cold winter day expand.
12d ago

LGBTQ couple in Nepal becomes the 1st to receive official same-sex marriage status

An LGBTQ couple in Nepal on Wednesday became the first in the nation to receive official same-sex marriage status.
31d ago

LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in 'hate & vitriol'

The Trevor Project, a national LGBTQ youth suicide prevention organization, announced it is leaving X following “the increasing hate & vitriol on the platform."

Danica Roem to become Virginia's 1st transgender state senator

Virginia Del. Danica Roem has made political history once again after winning a seat in the state Senate on Tuesday.
38d ago

NYPD officer appears to use homophobic slur on police car speaker

The NYPD said it is conducting an “internal review” following the spread of a video on social media that appears to show an officer using a homophobic slur.

National Coming Out Day: 10 celebrities who came out in 2023 (so far)

National Coming Out Day has been observed annually on Oct. 11 since 1988.
81d ago

50 years after the iconic 'Battle of the Sexes,' Billie Jean King says women 'are not done yet'

A half-century ago, in a match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes,” women’s tennis champ Billie Jean King beat men’s tennis great Bobby Riggs in straight sets.
105d ago

Civil rights leader's legacy remembered on March on Washington's 60th anniversary

Bayard Rustin was an LGBTQ and civil rights activist best known for being an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., and planning the 1963 March on Washington.
117d ago

Family and friends seek answers months after D.C. man's suspicious death

Ernest Terrell Newkirk was found facedown in the street missing his phone, wallet and car. His partner wants answers.
118d ago

Two men stabbed outside a London gay bar, police say

Two men were stabbed outside a London gay bar Sunday night in what police said they are investigating as a “homophobic attack.”
132d ago

Fatal stabbing of NYC gay man is being investigated as a possible hate crime

O’Shae Sibley was dancing at a Brooklyn gas station late Saturday night, playing music from Beyoncé and vogueing before he was fatally stabbed, witnesses said.