After writing a blog debunking myths and misperceptions about transgender children, I was inundated with messages from parents of transgender children thanking me for it. I spoke with eight parents in detail, looking for what patterns emerged from their narratives. What I found was both amazing and heartbreaking, all at the same time.
For all of the good that scouting did for me, I don't want to have either of my sons participate in a club that actively excludes people. I hope to teach my kids love and integrity and not to judge others, which is something they cannot learn from scouting as it stands.
If there's one thing witnessing a marriage that is illegal in more than half of U.S. states can remind you of, it's that weddings are so much more than diamonds, DJs and décor.
It's been a long road to marriage equality, and it seems we're still only halfway there. For the last two decades I've been on another fulfilling journey with our community. It's made fewer headlines than our fight for marriage rights, but it's been so important for so many families just now finding that legal recognition.
The films in Pixar's collection show a patterned reliance on controlling images associated with the embodiment of masculinity that shores up the very systems of gender inequality the films are often lauded as challenging.
It's the immoral, flamboyant fossil fuel lifestyle that got us into this climate mess. Part of me wants to wash my hands of climate change and enjoy a little marriage equality while we all go to hell in a flaming hand basket.
As I have entered into my "Drewliciously Dirty Thirties" I have begun to realize that I can be sexy, not in spite of my disability, but because of my disability.
The only way to change professional football is at its foundation, transforming the culture in our schools and what defines masculinity -- and what defines being a girl or a woman or gay or transgender -- and, most importantly, that needs to happen within sports programs, not separate from them.
Puberty suppression for gender-dysphoric adolescents has only been around since the late 1990s. The Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria at Amsterdam's VU University pioneered this approach, and their recent online publication of a longitudinal study in the journal Pediatrics offers insights into how some of these kids fare.
Coming out was the best thing I've ever done for myself. That being said, coming out came with its fair share of struggles that I felt I had to navigate alone. To all the gay men who have just come out or are in the process of coming out, I hope this list helps make your experience a little easier.
Self-defense is murder when you're a transgender woman of color. According to an Aug. 22 Facebook post by trans-rights activist Channyn Lynne Parker, Eisha Love defended her life in the midst of an alleged hate crime in late August and now faces a 10-year sentence for attempted murder.
Here is a perfect example of what a queer family looks like in 2014 -- another hard-working couple living and loving and making it all work, come what may.
Facebook, for reasons unknown to anyone, has decided to start enforcing a policy requiring that users use only their legal name on their personal profiles. This decision has affected many entertainers across the country and seems to be targeting drag queens.
In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks.
The blue cotton sundress he chose would be fitting for any teenage girl. Heck, it might actually be something his mom would wear. And he looked pretty darn good in it.
Taking away the power to forbid same-sex marriage frees people from lots of government interference. In reality, what so many assume is perfectly backwards. Marriage reduces state interference in a person's life; it does not increase it.
In a reported effort to enforce safety rules that insist that all users indicate their legal name, Facebook may have put Sister Roma, and potentially thousands of other drag performers, at risk while inadvertently igniting a firestorm that is sweeping across the LGBT community.
For me, getting older has always been a welcomed process -- a pattern that allows me to gauge how I'm evolving, but at the same time it's a process that allows me to mature emotionally, psychologically, and professionally.