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.
When the end of legalized-discrimination against LGBT people finally happens in America, and it will happen, the fight for equality in this county will not be finished.
The media response to British Olympic diver and teen pin-up Tom Daley announcing this week that he is in a relationship with a man only confirms why we need more coming-out narratives.
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.
For same-sex couples, the truth is that marriage will not give them all the rights and benefits they anticipate, and I would argue that it is critical or a gay person to obtain premarital legal counseling.
Whether you are gay, straight or bisexual, finding love is an enigma. We see it unfold in movies and books with that instant attraction, the sexual spark that jumpstarts the relationship, and therefore think that is how it has to be. The reality, though, can be something quite different.
Well, I just finished watching The Sound of Music: Live. I'm on the West Coast, and in summation: The hills are certainly still alive. (Unfortunately, in one respect there is way too much "wood.") Sit back, please. This is not brief.
Who is putting together the group of people who want to tell the drug companies to make HIV drugs accessible to everyone?
If Magnus is any indication, LGBT lit is clearly alive and well and forging ahead into uncharted territory, discovering new and unheard voices.
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?
Even gacked-out on drugs, I knew this competition was rigged. The winner was going to win a huge sack of blow and a lot of bread to wipe it up with. This was the '80s. And in Atlantic City the gay bars were run like everywhere I'd grown up: mafia-style.
The lack of lesbian role models has always astounded me, especially when compared to the amount of famous gay men that one can easily count on both hands. If I ask my straight female friends to think of a famous femme lesbian, or any lesbian, they are quite simply stumped.
This week I talked with 21-year-old singer Jonathan Allen, who touched our hearts singing his way into the semifinals on America's Got Talent. His audition performance has been called the most emotional audition ever in the show's history.
I'm a 50-year-old white mother of two adult children, twice married to men, who has been in a relationship with an African-American woman for nearly two years. I don't identify as bisexual. I also don't identify as a lesbian, even though I prefer sex with women to sex with men.
I know that maybe some of you are surprised, and maybe some of you aren't. I also know that the last time you and I spoke, might be the last time we will ever speak. I know that for some of you, it's only just opened the friendship that we have, and for others maybe unfortunately it just ended the one we had.
One would think that in an era of increasingly sweet perks for an ever-shrinking percentage of fliers, the elite-of-the-elite might be content to cool their heels for a New York minute while the few passengers with babies board in slightly less chaotic fashion.
Tom Daley could have come out by doing a magazine interview, holding hands with his boyfriend in public or writing a book. It doesn't matter how he did it; he did it in the way he wanted to, and in my opinion he did it really well. His video is beautiful, honest, personal, inspiring and emotional.
If the House of Representatives passes ENDA, companies will be forced to think about developing best hiring practices to attract a more diverse workforce. Developing this type of environment inside the workplace isn't an easy task but can be accomplished with a few simple guidelines.
Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender-loving persons.