The ruling solidified the foundation: now we have to build the house. More heavy lifting is needed to achieve our vision of a world free of all forms of discrimination.
It was my blackness that I thought made it difficult to date in high school. So, when my first girlfriend kissed me at a party, I was blown away. I swear I heard angels singing and saw a light shining, because a burden I didn't even know I was carrying had suddenly been lifted.
I hope Caitlyn appreciates that she stands on the shoulders of people who paved the way for her. How much does she know or care about our daily struggles? Can she imagine what it's like to struggle for a job or a safe place to sleep?
HIV Equal Online presents #Free2Love, a new video about being empowered to love who you want through the use of Truvada.
Clerks have granted marriage licenses to convicted murderers while still in prison despite the Commandment that thou shall not commit murder, but some clerks have decided to draw the line at same-sex marriage licenses -- apparently a more serious offense to their religious principles.
Jim Obergefell is the named plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court case on marriage equality. I filmed a video with Jim where he explains why marriage equality is so important and what it feels like to be the face of a case that will be written about in textbooks for decades to come.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings on gay marriage and the Housing Discrimination Act are two enormously important milestones united by more than a shared timeline. They are bound together by a shared purpose to dismantle discrimination in this country. But is that feasible?
Obergefell v. Hodges,
SCOTUS Gay Marriage,
Gay Voices News
Women and minorities have secured some rights that are here to stay -- different for each group -- while other rights are still elusive or being stripped away. There is always a backlash to equality, and it could last a very long time, as bigotry doesn't die easily. Like every group, LGBT people have to remain vigilant.
I'd appreciate some help here. There are sins I know I shouldn't do before marriage. And sins I shouldn't do during marriage. And sins for being single. And gay. And sins for being married and gay.
War On Christianity,
War On Christmas,
Given the amount of time Fox News spends peddling claims of Christian persecution, you might expect them to have a better understanding of the subject.
As a relationship expert, I have seen far too many people prematurely jump into relationships not being constitutionally ready for the commitment that coupling requires.
Tradition may tolerate bigotry for a while, may see it as socially acceptable, but over time, the human heart wins out, and decency and equality for everyone shows a new face.
Flights Of Angels,
The Right Side Of History,
Gay Voices News
At a moment when Marriage Equality has become national law, albeit by the slimmest of margins LGBTQI folk and our allies would be moronic not to realize how harrowing is this decision for millions who don't share our belief in what is now deemed to be a Constitutionally guaranteed right.
My son isn't hurting anyone. For whatever reason, he is choosing to wear frills and frocks on occasion. Yet the assumption is that he will be teased for dressing "like a girl," and that action should be taken to prevent this from happening.
Do you want to be politically correct, up to date, and inoffensive? Here's what you can do: use the term "transgender," not "transgendered."
Social media let's us pick and choose what we present about ourselves, but how can we tell when it becomes more indulgent and less authentic?
The reality is that while dignity may now be declared by the highest court in our land, it is still denied for too many.
By sharing stories of our lives through music, particularly in places such as Ein Gedi, Jerusalem and Istanbul -- where it is relatively unusual to see artistic expressions of the LGBT experience -- we are planting seeds of change, not only in our audience but in ourselves.
Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair,
Gay Voices News
Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart. I'll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can't wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.
Here's what I'm learning about love: if it has to shrink down to fit my theology or preconceived ideas, it probably isn't love.