He was let out early, before the parade, serving a fraction of the time Palestinians are sentenced for attempted murder. He even publicized his intentions before the parade. It makes you wonder about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the safety and security of all Israelis.
While Jason was celebrated for his aesthetic on the stage, there was one place he went soon after where his look was met with either jealousy or sizeism: a gay bar.
Partners of trans folk -- especially heterosexual cisgender male partners of trans women -- need to start coming out and stop treating their partners as a source of shame. We need to start having discussions about the problems within our community
Confused about the Amnesty International draft proposal? Here are some of the major points, broken down. The safety and human rights of sex workers, not the interest of clients and third parties, drive the call to end indirect criminalization of sex work.
I was more than a blind follower or a casual experimenter in faith. I was a deep-seated convert and a wholehearted zealot -- I was a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I am an Eagle Scout, and I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 179 in Springfield, OR, and I happen to be gay. For the first time in my 18 years in scouting, I can truly be myself.
I have healed all my addictions - food//cigarettes// shoplifting// making up stories that would inflate my life// but I have not healed this one place - name - my very own personal kryptonite.
News Flash: There is a critical difference between feeling excluded because you're disagreed with and being excluded because of who you are.
The Updated Strategy will enable our nation to become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and where every affected person will have access to life-extending care, regardless of their circumstances.
From a stereotype standpoint, the original meaning of the word "gay" makes sense. As everyone "knows" gay people are always happy. Indeed, it was not until the Stonewall riots of 1969 that many people had any idea gay people were madder than hell.
Houston looks set to become ground zero for the country's next major LGBT civil rights battle. How national and local media cover that fight could help determine how the rest of the country thinks about the next stage of the struggle for full LGBT equality.
On October 20th, 2010, I asked people all over the world to wear purple to stand up to homophobic bullying, to show support for the LGBTQ community and to remember the lives of the boys and girls who die by suicide every year because they don't feel comfortable in their own skin.
My unshakable virginity was due to 40% social anxiety, 30% bad taste in potential sexual partners, 15% unrealistic expectations, 10% stupidity and 5% being a little too focused on pizza.
The framed certificate that now hangs on our wall is not a political statement or a symbol of any kind of so-called "culture war," despite what the right-wingers in my own country may think. For Joe and I, that marriage certificate is a powerful reminder to take our vows seriously.
The other night I watched a marathon session on Bravo TV featuring Caitlyn Jenner, starting with About Bruce and then flowing right into the premier episode of I Am Cait. She is Cait, but I am amazed.
To Tony Perkins, nothing's more dangerous to a child than a queer role model. But imagine what those role models mean to queer kids. I didn't know I was gay when I was a little 7-year-old Boy Scout. Nothing would have been more important to me than to know that I wasn't alone.
In spite of the remarkable accomplishment that will be the Equality Act when, one day, it passes and is signed into law, if one person suffers harm because of ignorance of the law as it is today because we were silent, then we shall have failed.
Maybe if even half of those so enraged by a drag ban got enraged about a lack of services for LGBTQ youth, maybe we'd find ourselves in a world where we don't just say "It Gets Better". We make it better.
By allowing the religiously-affiliated troops to still ban gay adults, the BSA is making a religious exemption seem like a reasonable compromise when in fact it is allowing the very people who would discriminate to keep discriminating.