It seems that the message we too often miss from Milk's work is that all Americans have an interest in equality because soon we will all be minorities in some way or another. Harvey called this his "coalition of the us's" -- not only gays but blacks, Asians, seniors, the disabled.
Most solutions to the problem of youth homelessness center around increased shelter services, but we have established a three-tiered approach that is multidimensional and holistic; each part is important in its own right but ineffective without the others.
Could it be that with all this gay visibility, anti-gay sentiments are being stirred? Is homophobia a troubling sign of our times? Will it pass? Should gay leaders be scared, or will threats of violence only strengthen our community's resolve? If so, such resolve could be our rallying cry.
For me, having taught "Genealogies of Black LGBTQ/SGL Culture and Politics," the first LGTBQ studies course at Morehouse and only the second at a historically black college, this semester, President Obama's small utterance in his commencement address is groundbreaking.
Has the culture of stats, nudies and decapitated men begun to spill over into the rest our dating lives and making everything else look a little... cheap?
Fortune Feimster and I sit in the Green Room at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte before her standup show. As she sips a Jack and Ginger in a tall glass, I feel compelled to ask about a certain seven-year-old pageant queen: Honey Boo Boo.
The point of coming out and living free and equal is to allow all to not have to create memories based on shame and fear, to allow a life and its remembrance to be based on the emotions that we all have as human beings but which are grossly distorted by the closet.
I find it hard to say the word "safe" this week without thinking about the anti-gay hate crimes that have been occurring in our community this year. I have reacted strongly to these acts, but I know that, in this case, I am like the New Yorkers who have never been directly affected by tornadoes.
Your daughter was not molested by a predator. She was involved in an overly adult-like relationship with another teen. She was not targeted by someone wanting to do her harm. She was embraced by someone who loved her and wanted good for her.
This week the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America will vote to recommend including gay scouts while excluding gay adult leaders. That the BSA is even considering a reversal of its ban on gay scouts reflects our country's evolution on LGBT equality over the last 12 months.
Somer's gutsy performance style and authenticity led to her being cast on The Real L Word, where the lesbian community got to know her as relatable and uncompromising. Now she's started a new music project, Clinical Trials, inspired by Nirvana and Patti Smith.
You'd be surprised by the number of ways you can spot a straight person. As an example, I'm sharing this excerpt from the book, a list of some of the most popular movies amongst Heterosexuals. Non-Heterosexuals might like these movies as well, but I'm here to generalize.
At this rate, if I want to remain comfortably single without the pressures of a looming marriage proposal, I'll have to move to one of those states. Next time I'm on Craigslist, I'm going have to forego the "Men Seeking Men" section so that I can peruse apartments in Biloxi.
At the heart of every authentic call to ministry is the desire to live a life of integrity. It was my desire to live a life of integrity that led me to the priesthood and it is that same desire that has led me to where I am today.
If there were gay rights trading cards, my character would have high tolerance, 9 acceptance, 10 respect and telekinesis. But in spite of all this power, the moment I stepped foot in The Abbey in West Hollywood and a man caressed the chest hair protruding from my V-neck, I flipped out.
In 2007 and 2008, its first two years of existence, NOM never bothered to file any tax returns with the IRS. Each subsequent year, NOM has either been late or filed at least two extensions on its tax returns. This is illegal if you are a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization like NOM.
Chris Busby is the vice president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston. Recently he made the decision to run for a Precinct Committee Person (PCP) vacancy in the Harris County Republican Party. He was confident that he would be given the position, but that's not what happened.
Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."
I believe that we're seeing the tortured last battle of an anti-gay subset of our society that knows that it's losing the culture war. what do angry, ignorant people do when they feel that they no longer have control? They use their angry words, their fists, their guns and their knives.