Some survive the maelstrom and become stronger; others, like Dan, pay a very heavy price. Throwing the glare of heavy klieg lights on an already traumatized person is a recipe for disaster.
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.
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.
It's a beautiful, moving film about a very tender subject: artists who die young but leave us an extremely important part of themselves. How do you preserve this? How do you keep this beautiful "self" alive when it's a piece of art?
World AIDS Day, at the beginning of every December, is a reminder for Christians across the world who mark this same time as Advent -- when we await a child who will save us. This year, and every year, we must be the people of faith who save the children all across the world.
Waiting has been a powerful spiritual theme in my life, especially with regard to decades of delay in being able to live as a fully adult man, delayed for decades as a transgender person stalled by both doctors and religious mentors in a wilderness experience of confusion and falsehood.
Sigourney arrived in Atlanta from the "sticks" of Alabama and made a new life for himself, including a fiancé and a successful jewelry line. But last winter he abruptly dropped all of it and moved to an artist's community in rural Tennessee.
The Secret Garden cemented my love affair with books -- well, novels -- and their power primarily to shield me from nay-saying, which I came to realize much later as bulwark against internalized homophobia.
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.
Looking at all the recent comings out among celebrities, Daley and Bello provide yet another way for public figures to announce who they are (even if they're not exactly choosing what category they fit in). And that gives young people who may be LGBT even more options.
These days jokes about my sexuality hardly bother me, but the ownership that many women feel they have over it most certainly does. Let's dish! (I'm thinking my new catchphrase will really help reinforce my masculinity.)
Once upon a time I had a girlfriend. I was 16 and confused about my sexuality; she was 17 and clearly also confused about my sexuality.
There is a misunderstanding that one way to show one's acceptance of LGBTQ folks is to claim that sexual identity really does not matter.
Dr. Elly Tams, a 43-year-old professional woman who studied gender theory, thought it would be a great idea to send out thousands of abusive emails and tweets using homophobic language.
My mom and dad did something that few people ever do: They walked their talk. They cut ties with their longtime church because they realized that their gay grandson wasn't welcome there. And they set out to find a truly open and affirming church. I knew how hard this was for them.
I posit today a bold hypothesis that we will explore in the aforementioned life stages of its main player, Amore peribatus. I will buffer arguments with my personal observations on the field, both amplified and hindered by the constraints and embellishments of my own memory.
Three Tennessee towns now recognize same-sex couples. In a landmark decision for the so-called "buckle" of the Bible Belt, Chattanooga joined Knoxville and Collegedale with a city council vote recognizing same-sex spouses of city employees for benefits.
To today's LGBTQ youth who look up to out celebrities like Tom, the idea that they are "allowed" to entertain the same romantic fantasies as their straight friends is a big deal. I know that having someone like Tom on my radar would have made a big difference to me growing up.
There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side. But the word "polyamory," by definition, means loving more than one.