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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

Actor Billy Porter reveals he’s been living with HIV since 2007

“Pose” star Billy Porter revealed he has been living with HIV for 14 years.

U.S. revises policy that denied citizenship to children of gay couples

The United States has ended a policy that denied U.S. citizenship to some children born abroad to gay Americans.

Biden to transgender Americans: 'Your president has your back.'

President Biden's remarks, made during his first joint address to Congress, comes amid a wave of state bills targeting transgender people.
50d ago

Ohio to allow transgender people to change birth certificate gender

Tennessee will soon be the only state that does not permit transgender people to make such changes.
50d ago

Ohio to allow transgender people to change birth certificate gender

Tennessee will soon be the only state that does not permit transgender people to make such changes.
159d ago

#GaysOverCovid: Maskless parties lead to rift within LGBTQ community

A large New Year’s event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and a cadre of Instagram accounts calling out irresponsible revelers are at the center of the controversy.
163d ago

Woman pleads guilty after threatening to bomb gay-inclusive Catholic school

The threats were made after the all-girls high school started to include same-sex wedding announcements in its alumni magazine.

'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he married his 'best friend'

The reality television star is opening up about his relationship with husband Mark Peacock following their secret 2020 wedding.

Should straight actors still play gay characters? 'It's complicated'

While many straight actors have been praised for their performances in LGBTQ roles, some argue only queer actors have the authenticity to bring these parts to life.

'Cabinet of firsts': Joe Biden touts Pete Buttigieg's historic nomination

Buttigieg is expected to be the first Senate-confirmed gay member of a presidential Cabinet. He acknowledged the “eyes of history are on this appointment.”
188d ago

Anti-gay nonprofits, businesses received millions in Covid-19 aid

Alleged "anti-LGBTQ hate groups," schools that bar gay teachers and a business that illegally fired a transgender worker all received pandemic relief funds.