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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

16d ago

Texas kids read prohibited books at 'Banned Camp'

A large independent bookstore in Texas and the Austin Public Library have teamed up to provide a unique summer opportunity for the capital city’s youths this
22d ago

Suburban bakery's plan for a 'family-friendly' drag show spurs threats and protests

UpRising Bakery and Cafe in the suburbs of Chicago plans to host a family-friendly drag show.

How will Roe v. Wade reversal affect LGBTQ rights? Experts, advocates weigh in

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 opinion Friday overturning the landmark Roe v.

Pride 30: Meet the new generation of LGBTQ leaders, creators and newsmakers

June is Pride Month, and this year, we’re celebrating by honoring a new generation of LGBTQ leaders, creators and newsmakers.
77d ago

A 25-year-old got in a taxi outside an N.Y.C. gay bar. He was dead an hour later.

Social worker Julio Ramirez, 25, met up with a friend on April 20 for a night out in Hell’s Kitchen, a Manhattan neighborhood near Times Square in New York
84d ago

LGBTQ event at Florida church ignites public anger and protest threats

An upcoming Pride event for LGBTQ teens to be held at a Florida church on Saturday has ignited public anger and protest threats, according to WBBH-TV, an NBC
157d ago

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill: Florida Senate passes controversial LGBTQ school measure

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in the state’s primary schools.

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill: Florida Senate passes controversial LGBTQ school measure

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signaled he would sign the Parental Rights in Education bill, which would ban class discussion about sexual orientation, gender identity.

Iowa becomes 11th state to enact a transgender sports law

Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, said the new law is a “victory for girls sports in Iowa.”
182d ago

Education Department dismisses complaint against BYU over gay dating ban

The Education Department has dismissed a complaint against Brigham Young University after a monthslong investigation into the private religious school’s

16 queer Black trailblazers who made history

Lesbian drag king Stormé DeLarverie, trans activist Marsha P. Johnson and civil rights leader Bayard Rustin are among the Black LGBTQ pioneers who changed the course of history.