Nickelodeon Star Comes Out On YouTube And 5 Other Things We Learned Today
By Out.com Editors
1. Lucas Cruikshank, the man behind the wildly popular YouTube character Fred Figglehorn, came out via YouTube. "I’m gay," Cruikshank said on a video posted to his YouTube channel. "It feels so weird to say it. My family and friends have known this for like three years I just haven't felt any need to announce it on the internet." Cruikshank has parlayed his YouTube celebrity into three movies for Nickelodeon.
2. Former NFL player Wade Davis has been named Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, a group aimed at fighting homophobia in sports. “I am honored to have the opportunity to join such a ground-breaking organization in You Can Play,” Davis said in a statement. “In a short period of time, their work has made significant strides in changing the culture of the sports world. I am hopeful that my background as an athlete and an LGBT youth advocate will allow me to take You Can Play to the next level.”
3. Boys Town Studios, a gay porn company, announced that it will donate all profits to LGBTQ charities. "100 percent of the profits from all these movies, including DVD sales, video-on-demand, cable and broadcast will be donated to our newly-created non-profit," said Mike Kulich, owner of Monarchy Distribution, which owns Boys Town.
4. Gymnast Josh Dixon, who came out last year, has earned a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team. According to OutSports, "he is one of 15 athletes who are eligible to represent the United States in international competitions." We will have our eye on him for 2016 Olympics.
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform at the 2013 MTV VMAs. They will be joined on stage by out singer, Mary Lambert, who sings the chorus on "Same Love." Other performers included Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
6. Speaking of the VMAs, 'N Sync will reunite at the Barclays Center this weekend. That's right, Backstreet err, JT and the gang are back. They will reunite onstage for a performance in honor of Timberlake's Video Vanguard Award. There's still time to brush off those dance moves before Sunday.