A concern troll is a person who participates in a debate posing as an actual or potential ally who simply has some concerns they need answered before they will ally themselves with a cause. In reality they are a critic, or flat out someone who wishes harm upon the transgender community.
I need to highlight the issue that underlies this debate, and has fueled the decades of hostility towards trans women of all ages -- misogyny.
I had to sit with this toy clamped to my cock, buzzing and whirring with reckless abandon, while I was in the "dead turtle position," physically unable to move or change positions whatsoever, surrounded by a sea of blue pads. Go ahead, the visual is pretty hilarious.
I woke up a few days ago and saw that my high school rescinded a gay woman's job offer. My first thought was, "is that even legal?" It was followed quickly by, 'wow, they just pissed off an army of highly intelligent, passionate folks, poised to fight injustice. You can bet this won't pass quietly.'
On the surface, it looks like any other children's summer camp -- kids are running around doing sports, swimming, and lots of other fun activities. However, it's a retreat entirely for transgender children, teens, and their families.
I wanted to be recognized, psychologically, morally and legally, for being a member of a married couple -- though it took a few tries to get it right.
If you are a parent who is panicking about having an LGBT kid, take a deep breath. As you inhale, let all the panic and all the worries come roaring in. Then, as you exhale, set them all aside. It's time to do what your child needs you to do.
The opening number about the struggles of paying rent and avoiding eviction, ends with: "'Cause everything is rent." In the case of Rentboy.com, that line takes on new dimensions. For so many LGBT individuals, sex work is a necessity, in order to pay for rent and food, healthcare and so on.
Enough of the moaning and complaining about HBO canceling the show Looking. And please stop with the overwrought excuses about gay male psychosexual and sociological failures. Here's the deal: the show was cancelled because it was bad.
Davis is going down as a martyr to cause, having galvanized bigots and religious extremists across Kentucky and across the country, claiming that their religious freedom has been infringed upon by the Supreme Court's ruling.
There has been much speculation over why the raid at RentBoy occurred, considering they have operated openly for the past 20 years. My belief, sadly, is that they were targeted and brought down because of PRIDE. And in the spirt of that pride, today I am releasing part of a film that we had been working on months before the raid of RentBoy.
"I've adjusted my outlook on work. I still love it, but it can't be the only thing in my life."
I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.
The modern LGBT rights movement has been veering toward conservatism for some time, evidenced by its primary and overarching mission to finally achieve Marriage Equality.
The story that we tell ourselves is that sex work is banned in order to protect victims of trafficking and exploitation. And while that's a worthwhile goal, there's just one problem: Arresting people who exchange money for sex may not stop exploitation, and in fact might make things worse.
My gold medal is my most-prized possession -- I'm so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success... so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives...
No matter how far a Southern man goes, he can't outrun Scripture. After a decade as an open atheist and nearly half as long as an openly gay man, the Word still imperceptibly slips from my lips at the odd moment or two.
How is it, despite all our social progress, even with hundreds of people around, some people find it completely acceptable to spread such hate?
I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.