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Cassandra Peterson - known as Elvira - comes out

Cassandra Peterson - known as Elvira - comes out

Cassandra Peterson — best known to the world as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark — released her new memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira today and, in the process, came out by revealing her 19-year relationship with another woman, Teresa “T” Wierson.

Come out if you can, but don't judge those who can't

October 11, is National Coming Out Day.

October 11 is National Coming Out Day. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people choose this day to announce their sexual orientation or gender identity. The basic idea is that homophobia can grow in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance.

Visibility certainly helps people to understand that society is diverse and combat deeply ingrained prejudices.

Social Media has "gone purple" for #SpiritDay

Spirit Day, founded in 2010 by a Canadian teenager who wanted to take a stand against bullying, has become a worldwide phenomenon in support of LGBTQ youth.

VIDEO: Meet LGBT History Month icon Mary Bonauto

Attorney Mary Bonauto is the civil rights project director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, known by some as "the country's most powerful lawyer in the marriage equality fight."

"For & Against" episode to tackle campaign finance reform

In this latest episode, host Jim Morrison talks to former Louisiana Governor and presidential candidate Buddy Roemer and The Advocate magazine’s New York correspondent Julie Bolcer about campaign finance reform and how big money has influenced the upcoming elections.