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I’m sure many of you want to be the meat in that sandwich. Now, here’s your chance. And it’ll only cost you as little as ten dollars.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are giving one lucky person an opportunity to join them for a double date in London. The winner will be flown from anywhere to London and be put up in a 4-star hotel. Once there, you’ll join them for dinner at a top London restaurant and get a chance to cheer on Tom at diving practice with Lance.

The celeb couple are raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK and The Human Rights Campaign in the US. Daley lost his father to a brain tumor in 2011, and a year later Black also lost a loved one to cancer- his older brother. $10 will get you 500 entries for the contest. If you want to increase your chances, you can spend as much as $25,000. Watch their video plea below.

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Happy Coming Out Day

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!
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Every year on October 11, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates National Coming Out Day. The internationally observed civil awareness day was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico. The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This year celebrates the 26th anniversary of NCOD.

Since last year’s celebration, plenty of public names have come out of the closet. A few notable ones include Olympians Tom Daley and Ian Thorpe, actresses Ellen Page and Maria Bello, anchor Robin Roberts and athlete Michael Sam just to name a few. HRC has created a short clip highlighting some of the year’s most memorable moments. Check it out below.

If you’re curious to read about our coming out stories, click here to read about a few of the Homorazzi cast member’ stories.

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Demi Lovato New Face For HRC

In: Donovan, Music, Totally GAY!
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With coast-to-coast performances at New York City and Los Angeles Pride, it’s no secret Demi Lovato is a big supporter for the LGBT community. Lovato is continuing her quest to become the gay friendliest pop diva by joining forces with the HRC. The “Neon Lights” singer was recently named the new face of the Human Rights Campaign’s re-launch of Americans for Marriage Equality. Check out her recently-released PSA below.

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Last year, Sally Field received HRC’s Ally For Equality Award for all her support for the LGBT community. In her speech, she talked passionately about her gay son. Once again, the 67-year-old actress is speaking about her 26-year-old child, Sam.

Field penned an open letter talking about her experiences as a mother and seeing Sam’s struggles growing up. She wrote the letter in the wake of “License To Discriminate” bills popping up across the United States recently. Sally encourages people to donate to the HRC to “fight back against these efforts and continue to press forward for non-discrimination initiatives.” Check out her passionate letter below.

read the entire letter in full after the jump

First and foremost, Happy National Coming Out Day (NCOD) everyone. How do you plan on celebrating this gay holiday? Come out again? LOL. I kid.

The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights where half a million people participated. In 1998, Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico, and Jean O’Leary, an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles, made the holiday official and founded NCOD.

To mark the 25th anniversary, the Human Rights Campaign looks back at some of the trailblazing coming out moments in American media that raised the profile of LGBT Americans and sparked important dialogue about the fight for equality. Some of the famous LGBT celebrities featured in the clip include Ricky Martin, Jason Collins, Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert, Lance Bass and naturally Ellen DeGeneres.

If you’re curious to read a few of our respective coming out stories, we’ve compiled them here for you. Simply click on the author’s name to learn more about each Homorazzi.com writer. In the meantime, check out HRC’s commemorative montage below.

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I’ve been wanting to post about this since Saturday but wanted to wait until the Human Rights Campaign uploaded the official video. At long last, they have.

Over the weekend, I attended the HRC Dinner in Seattle. I agreed to going with Brian weeks ago without knowing who the guest speaker on hand would be. As luck would have it, Wentworth Miller was the esteemed speaker. How lucky was I? I literally found this out just minutes prior to heading into the ballroom. No joke. I was that oblivious.

Given the fact Miller recently officially came out just weeks ago, being present at his first official speaking engagement was an honor. Plus, I’ve had a huge crush on him since his Prison Break days. Naturally, I was excited ;) During his moving speech, he talked about struggling with his sexuality, contemplating suicide and declining his invitation to the St. Petersburg Film Festival. Watch his entire speech below.

“Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test and there were a thousand ways to fail. A thousand ways to betray yourself. To not live up to someone else’s standard of what was acceptable, what was normal. And when you failed the test, which was guaranteed, there was a price to pay. … Like many of you, I paid that price.

The first time that I tried to kill myself, I was 15. I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house and I swallowed a bottle of pills. … When someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I said no, because I told no one. You only cry for help if there’s help to cry for. I wanted out.”

watch his speech after the jump along with a picture of myself with Wentworth

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just released a video in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign. She really explains her stance and support for gay marriage really well and you can really get how passionate she is about the issue.

In one part of her message she says, “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law. Embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.” She continues, “Like so many others, my personal views have been shaped over time by people I have known and loved. By my experience representing our nation on the world stage, my devotion to law and human rights, and the guiding principles of my faith.”

Watch her powerful and captivating message below.

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Back in 2010 Laura Bush appeared on CNN talking about same-sex marriage with Larry King. During her chat with King, she revealed that she disagreed with George W. on the subject of gay marriage. A portion of her interview appeared in a new $1 million media campaign by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, co-chaired by the Human Rights Campaign.

Once Bush heard of her inclusion in the clip, she enlisted her spokesperson Anne MacDonald to release the following statement, “Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad.”

When the Respect for Marriage Coalition received Laura’s request, they stated they would release a new ad without the former First Lady. The ad will still feature clips from President Obama, former secretary of state Colin Powell, and Dick Cheney, former vice president to George W. Bush. Check out the ad with Laura below while it’s still online.

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