I was stunned when I heard the news: bus ads for AIDS Walk Los Angeles were banned in Santa Monica after a six-year, problem-free, fully paid run. Worse still, all nonprofit messages were being rejected from the city's transit line, Big Blue Bus.
I certainly appreciate the more tolerant attitudes. When I first started comedy eight years ago, nothing was scarier than going into comedy clubs not knowing if people were going to jump me after my show because I'd told a joke about having feelings for my best friend in college.
We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.
This weekend SiriusXM is airing a documentary special I produced that profiles five straight allies and their individual journeys. Some of them are people you may have heard of before, like Zach Wahls. Others may be new to you, but all of them have powerful, compelling stories.
This week I talked with Anna Dubrowski and Sylvain Bruni, co-chairs of InterPride 2012, a conference that celebrated the 30th anniversary of InterPride, the International Association of Pride Organizers. We discussed this year's conference and issues facing our LGBT community.
It's time that we did more than sign Karen Andresen's petition to protest the recalcitrant Boy Scouts of America. Until the BSA changes its anti-gay, anti-humane policy, no synagogue, church or school should sponsor a Boy Scout troop.
We launched the Out in the Silence Award for Youth Activism to encourage, highlight and honor creative and courageous young people and their work to call attention to bullying, harassment, bigotry and discrimination, and to promote safe schools and inclusive communities for all.
Gallaudet University's Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Angela McCaskill signed a petition following an anti-gay-marriage sermon at her church. If her religious views clouded her rational thinking, then clearly she's not the right person for the position she holds.
I'm dedicating this week's edition of Weeklings! to my 10 favorite LGBTers in popular culture. Some are Hollywood royalty, others are respected authors, and still others are modern-day hitmakers who wear jeans well. They're all godsends to me.
Accompanying a recent Huffington Post article I wrote was a photo of my family, taken by Sara + Ryan Photography. That photo resulted in so many queries about the duo's work, which is focused on LGBT families, that I thought it would be fun to learn more about Sara and Ryan.
What was captivating about the 2012 International AIDS Conference was the vision of an AIDS-free generation that was often invoked. We have the tools to get to "zero new HIV infections," though I am not convinced we have the collective commitment yet. And we definitely don't have the money.
Twitter exploded with retweets of and rants about a video of two men, both members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, getting married -- to each other. I was taken by surprise by all the negative tweets. You see, I, too, am a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
A new poll reveals that a record number of Americans now consider themselves unaffiliated with any particular religion. If you want to understand the reasons behind this trend, read the letter that Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt sent to the mother of a gay son.
Teen Intern says it's still worth making these calls, because every now and then, maybe every 20th conversation, a "yes" vote turns into a "no" vote. The universe is a mysterious place, and anything might yet happen here in this wonderful state I call home.
I'm grateful to have beaten the odds. I wish the same for Sandusky's victims, because he robbed these men in the worst possible way: He stole all the childlike qualities that these boys possessed. There is no amount of jail time he will serve that can heal their souls.
In June my partner Todd and I, along with our two children, were featured in the Father's Day catalog for JCPenney. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, but there was one thing that really got under my skin: the negative comments we read and heard from other gay people.
For girls, "slut" and its derivatives are among the most common and most feared of possible pejoratives hurled in the high-school social arena, equivalent in regulatory power to the "fag" label for boys. Both "slut" and "fag" tell young people that they are doing their gender "wrong."
When the issue of marriage equality is raised, one of the most common objections raised is that it will violate religious liberty. What is not being shared is that much of the public's support for LGBT people actually comes from within the Roman Catholic Church.