Vibrant LGBT communities are not only found in reliably blue states. Daily Beast reporter Samantha Allen joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her cross-country trip meeting queer people thriving in conservative strongholds, which she writes about in “Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States” (Little, Brown, and Co.).
Darnell L. Moore attends the arrivals at VH1's Hip Hop Honors at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday, July 11, 2016, in New York. Brad Barke/Invision/AP
Destin Cramer, second right, embraces friends from the school's Gender Awareness Group as they pose for a photo at the opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Seattle. From left are Jakob Ainsworth, Honour Beattie, Zack Bebout, Cramer and Deena Kennedy. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo