Too young to legally enter the club, an 18-year-old musician found a way to sit in on a jazz session at The Starlight in New Orleans' French Quarter. The band's singer was away at a competition, and the piano player invited the Loyola student.
St. Stanislaus linebacker and fullback Christopher Smith helps teach a disabled dance class at his mother's dance studio in Long Beach. Smith began to dance after a concussion forced him to sit out of football for two years.
Shelby Peranich, a native of Pass Christian MS on the Gulf Coast, lives in Memphis TN with her partner and has a feeling of shame at home after her plan to come out as LGBTQ was thwarted, on Out Here in America podcast.
Brandin Brosh, owner of Charisma boutique in Ocean Springs MS, will be a contestant on the new Lifetime TV reality dating show called “Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island.” Contestants leave island married or alone.
Austin Gaddis, a Washington D.C. attorney and Alabama native, told Out Here in America podcast host Justin Mitchell about being gay man in the closet in a University of Alabama fraternity, Kappa Sigma.
Carson Jones, son of Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, talks about his Democrat father beating Roy Moore, growing up gay in Deep South, and coming home to be a zookeeper near Birmingham on LGBTQ podcast Out Here in America.
Matt Stebly, owner of Twisted Anchor Tattoo Gallery in Ocean Springs MS, will compete on the new season of competition reality show Ink Master. Stebly is a well known artist on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Daniel Garcia, a Gulfport High graduate from the MS Gulf Coast, shares his story of losing his parents, being LGBTQ and being abused in foster care before finding a forever family, on Out Here in America podcast.
Dillon King and his wife, Missy, are owners of Flambeaux CrossFit, a small gym in Metairie, La. A large reason that King decided to open his own CrossFit gym is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ people to work out and stay healthy.
Teddy Mars, a trans man living outside New Orleans, Louisiana, is the host of Carnival Kings, a drag king troupe that performs every month in the French Quarter. Mars talks about drag and living trans in the South on Out Here in America podcast.
Openly gay Lexington KY Judge Ernesto Scorsone talks about the fight to overturn Kentucky's anti-sodomy law, coming out as a politician, and being an advocate for LGBTQ equality in the Bluegrass area of the Deep South on Out Here in America.
Devin Ladner, a Kiln MS native living in New Orleans LA, talks about being a stripper at Penthouse club and coming out as LGBT to her Gulf Coast family on the Out Here in America podcast. Devin is engaged to Alex Hebert, who is gender queer.