Some lesbians are really annoyed to have to field these types of questions, but I feel that having an open mind and an open ear helps to make people outside of the gay community understand us better.
The vacation sex equation is simple: sense of freedom exciting environment exotic locals sun/sea feeling relaxed mysterious new partner/uninhibited familiar partner the privacy of hotel rooms alcohol = great travel sex!
Although many countries celebrated the legalization of gay marriage this year, in many corners of the world, LGBT persons are condemned to a life of silence and secrecy. They are treated as pariahs and are subjected to violence and discrimination.
I asked my lesbian mother whether she would prefer if I turned out gay or straight. We were in my loft bed: a private place at the top of the world, perfect for a hushed conversation like this. I was aware of the topic's sensitivity and I knew I'd put her in a bind.
I grew up in a world in which evangelical megachurches locked sweet kids in closets until they escaped into a pill bottles. Fear and faith worked together to transform adolescent love letters into criminal evidence.
In a recent blog post here on HuffPost, Gay Voices Editor-at-large Michelangelo Signorile writes in defense of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's reported relationship. I think that in his post, Signorile has unwittingly exposed a major generational divide in the gay community.
The decision that Judge Spencer made has renewed my hope that no other couple in Colorado will face discrimination by a business owner based on their sexual orientation. It was never about the cake. It was about my son being treated like a lesser person.
7. "Treat the depression, not the gender dysphoria." This is similar to the idea that the best way to treat chronic back pain is with vicodin, rather than a surgery that would address the underlying problem.
The hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.
Yet there are those who apparently believe they can score points with younger gay men by denigrating their own generation who witnessed and survived the devastation of the dark years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Jan Krc tells his story and talks about the recent advances for LGBT officers, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's now-famous gay rights speech in Geneva in 2011, and about being a foreign-born U.S. diplomat.
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of sexual confusion, kissing, and foreplay for you to ponder and practice this week.
Now that Harvey Milk is on a stamp, I'll be able to ask for him by name whenever I go to the post office. The announcement was made close to the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay official to hold public office.
We launched the Award for Youth Activism to honor creative and courageous young people and their work to end bullying, harassment and discrimination and to promote safe schools and inclusive communities for all.
LGBT people have faced extreme discrimination in Sri Lanka. For more than a century, the country has outlawed same-sex relationships under its colonial-era "gross indecency" laws.
Historically, gay men have engaged in intergenerational relationships -- among consenting adults -- probably more than straight people have. One reason is that we've had to find each other and teach each other about ourselves, and often that's been about older people teaching younger people.
Just in case a voice of reason might prevail where a petition of thousands did not, I sent this open letter to Bishop Johnson and any others in the Methodist hierarchy who are judging Rev. Schaefer. Here is my letter to her, and her kind and pretty amazing response back.
It wasn't until I was in a conversation with a group of peers that someone suggested (first prefaced that they weren't homophobic) that many gays such as myself would be accepted more if we "turned it down a bit." Come again?