Perhaps no transgender issue brings out more anger than the idea of transgender women competing in athletics. This was evident again when a female transgender CrossFit athlete was told, in writing, by the CrossFit governing body that she cannot compete as a woman.
Shapiro casts aside much of the superficial glitz associated with the stage in favor of a no-nonsense, true-to-life look at these women and their varied careers, bravely emphasizing their struggles as much as their triumphs.
I've read and heard so many accusations against the LGBT community by the religious right that I've now come to the conclusion that these folks are just sloppy with what they say. Seriously, it's as if they don't care that eventually someone will demonstrate how incoherent their claims are.
I did everything I could think of to learn how to be this man I thought I had to be. I spent a lifetime trying to get my soul to match my body. In the falsehood of that existence, I was unable to participate in life.
The death of Adrienne Rich on March 27, 2012, filled me with grief and a profound sense of loss. It took a few months before I could contemplate a tribute issue, but I knew immediately that Sinister Wisdom must do a tribute issue.
It has, of course, suddenly become more difficult to deal with LGBT rights in Russia, and the community and their friends understand that. But it has also become even more difficult to be an LGBT person in that country.
Jared Leto played Rayon like a man, further confusing the public who both conflate gay with trans in general, and drag performance with the lived reality of the typical trans life.
This week, University of Notre Dame varsity tennis player, Matt Dooley, joined Jason Collins and Michael Sam by coming out publicly as a gay male.
This exaltation of all things manly forces those of us who don't necessarily fit within those rigid gender constructs to make one of two choices: rebel or conform. I've tried both and I can say from experience -- it takes a real man to be a queen.
What seems to upset Bachmann is that America is waking up to the fact that a culture which used to dominate, the one where it's cool to discriminate against gays and pretend the Jim Crow south was fun and make racist jokes is losing ground.
Mothers and Sons, refreshingly imagines a world that the backyard barbecue guests of my childhood could probably never have imagined
As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.
If you can get married, we can all get married, and we don't have to tolerate the rest of your bigotry as a payoff for something you seem to think is a privilege. Marriage is not a privilege; it's a right!
Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.
The findings we've discovered so far show a bleak landscape when it comes to some of the health issues we face in much higher numbers than our heterosexual counterparts.
As the nation's oldest provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services and advocacy, we know that everyone in our community has a stake in a strong GMHC. We understand that, in selecting new leadership, now is an important moment in GMHC's history.
Sports has always been about more than just winning and losing and has always been laden with symbolism that matters.
Sure, LGBT groups are operating within a political environment in which a small band of extremists have a lock on the GOP. But better to get nothing passed right now and continue to embarrass the GOP and watch it implode than to compromise our rights and pander to those extremists.
Quickly my mind raced through the catalog of her interests, behaviors and clothing choices, and I saw how many clues I had missed. I saw my new daughter for the first time, through the actions of my nephew.