Articles by Matt Lavietes


nbcnews.com Oct 27, 2021

Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo comes out as gay
Matt Lavietes

Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo came out Wednesday, becoming the only openly gay male top-level professional soccer player in the world. Cavallo, a midfielder for Adelaide United, came out in a video posted to his club's social media accounts. Aside from Cavallo, there are only several openly ga . . .

keywords: star, united, josh, wrote, player, players, male, cavallo, soccer, came, comes, australian, football, gay, openly

nbcnews.com Oct 22, 2021

Illinois high schoolers survey if 'queers' should use the bathroom with 'normal people'
Matt Lavietes

A survey asking students if they think "queers" should be allowed to use the school restroom with "normal people" circulated at an Illinois high school this week, the latest of a recent slew of reported attacks on LGBTQ students across the country. The survey was distributed at Anna-Jonesboro Commun . . .

keywords: survey, bullying, bathroom, reported, queers, illinois, lgbtq, students, center, normal, school, high, youths, schoolers

nbcnews.com Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine becomes nation's first transgender four-star officer
Matt Lavietes

Dr. Rachel Levine, the nation's most senior transgender official, made history again Tuesday by becoming the first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the country's eight uniformed services. Levine, the assistant secretary of health, was sworn in Tuesday as an admiral, the highest-ran . . .

keywords: fourstar, officer, transgender, service, public, dr, uniformed, rachel, health, nations, levine, lgbtq, corps, appointment, official

nbcnews.com Oct 15, 2021

James Bond walks into a gay bar. But should he?
Matt Lavietes

Actor Daniel Craig, best known for playing the dashing and decidedly heterosexual James Bond, made headwinds this week when he revealed that he is a big fan of gay bars. "I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” Craig, 53, said Tuesday on the podcast "Lunch With Bruce." "One of th . . .

keywords: safe, bar, walks, straight, spaces, lesbian, bond, lgbtq, james, craig, place, dont, bars, gay

nbcnews.com Oct 14, 2021

Texas man who used Grindr to lure and rob gay men sentenced to 23 years in prison
Matt Lavietes

A Texas man was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for using an LGBTQ dating app to commit violent hate crimes against gay men, officials said Wednesday. Dallas County Sheriff’s OfficeThe four men created fake profiles on the popular men’s dating app Grindr to lure nine men to an apartment comp . . .

keywords: man, grindr, statement, texas, used, dating, men, crimes, sentenced, prison, victims, lure, department, dallas, rob, gay, justice

nbcnews.com Oct 14, 2021

Tom Daley explores the trials of being a gay dad in new memoir
Matt Lavietes

As one of the most high-profile Olympic divers and LGBTQ athletes in the world, Tom Daley is no stranger to the spotlight. Daley says strangers often make him and his husband, Academy Award-winning American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, feel like they are doing a “substandard job” as parents beca . . .

keywords: trials, explores, coming, feel, olympic, parents, lgbtq, dad, daley, tom, process, memoir, black, writes, legal, gay

nbcnews.com Oct 11, 2021

National Coming Out Day: 21 people who have come out in 2021
Matt Lavietes

National Coming Out Day was created in 1988 to commemorate the 1987 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, which reportedly drew over 200,000 protestors to the nation’s capital that Oct. 11. To honor National Coming Out Day 2021, here are 21 notable coming-out stories so far this year. “I a . . .

keywords: day, come, coming, im, 2021, told, lgbtq, national, came, getty, 21, ive, know, interview, gay

nbcnews.com Oct 04, 2021

Bretman Rock becomes Playboy’s first gay male cover star
Matt Lavietes

Sporting the iconic Playboy bunny outfit — heels, black tights, a bow-tie and lingerie topped with bunny ears — social media influencer Bretman Rock has become the first gay man to grace the cover of Playboy Magazine. Simultaneously, Rock has become an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community. Bre . . .

keywords: media, star, cover, man, playboys, bretman, bunny, lgbtq, rock, magazine, male, playboy, gay

nbcnews.com Oct 03, 2021

Education culture war finds a new target: Pride flags in classrooms
Matt Lavietes

Pride flags, created to promote unity, are now being called political and divisive in some schools across America. In just one recent example, an Oregon school board on Tuesday banned educators from displaying the flags. That’s not their place,” a school board member in Newberg and the policy’s auth . . .

keywords: education, finds, culture, lgbtq, flags, classrooms, board, war, students, district, pride, teachers, newberg, target, school, political