Contribute to Gay-a-pedia

Please join members of EQUAL! in an open Q&A session regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender issues and experiences. The live Q&A session will happen on June 16th at 12:00 – 1:00 EDTConference Bridge: 800-771-8734, Code 5657678For instant messages during the live session, do “IM-connect” through Microsoft Office Communicator with Kelley Neal. We are promoting […]

B.D. Wong – Actor

B.D. Wong is an award-winning actor best known for his television roles on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Oz,” and his Broadway debut in “M. Butterfly.” Born Bradley Darryl Wong, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He graduated from San Francisco Sate University and moved to New York. In 1988, […]

Transgender Issues in the Workplace

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month. EQUAL!, one of Alcatel-Lucent’s seven employee business partners, is planning activities to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT communities and raise awareness of the issues faced both within and outside the workplace that impact the lives of employees, friends or family members who are gay, […]

Michel Foucault – French Philosopher

Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, sociologist and educator who had a profound impact on academic thought. Foucault is best known for his critical studies of psychiatry, the prison system and human sexuality. Foucault was born Paul-Michel Foucault in Poitiers, France, the son of a prominent surgeon. He graduated from the prestigious École Normale Supérieure, […]

John Amaechi – Psychologist, US Professional Basketball Player

John Amaechi is the first NBA player to speak publicly about being gay. In 2007, three years after retiring from pro basketball, he became one of only six male professional athletes in the four major U.S. sports to come out. Amaechi, the son of a Nigerian father and a white British mother, grew up in England. […]

Rachel Maddow, US based Commentator – LGBTAM Icon June 1, 2010

“I came out when I was 17. That’s not an issue for me, it’s not a decision for me. It’s not something I’ve ever thought about my whole adult life.” Rachel Maddow is a television host, radio personality and political commentator. She is the first out lesbian to anchor a prime-time show. Maddow grew up […]