"I’ve never liked mean comedy, but that became even more important to me after I was the brunt of it."
"If I can be a new face that people see that is HIV-positive and healthy and performing seven shows a week and kicking ass, then let that stand as a positive example."
"I always wanted kids, but I really had a bad drinking problem. I couldn’t have had Jack in that state — I’d have dropped him down the stairs and accidentally burned him with a cigarette."
"Live your truth. I know sometimes it might be hard because of your environment — your parents may not be so loving and accepting — but hold on."
“President Obama’s record on LGBT equality is unparalleled, and it will be difficult for a future president to do more or better,” says Gautam Raghavan who served as the president’s liaison to the LGBT community.
We pay tribute to this year's most compelling LGBTQ people with a portfolio shot by Gavin Bond.