When I ask Shakhawat Hossain if it's true that he's the first openly gay Bangladeshi, he quietly demurs. "Lately more Bangladeshis are coming out to their families, and they're a lot more courageous than me."
Human rights law is a set of rules that countries voluntarily sign up for, and African states have signed up for. There is no ambiguity in the law in terms of protection against discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Since they are both bisexual, their marriage is under fire, and their relationship risks being broken apart after they were reported to USCIS. I recently met Ivo and Laura for pizza, and he said in all seriousness, "What can we do but sexually perform for them before they will believe us?"
I wrote to Sia on Twitter and expressed my disappointment. I wasn't expecting a reply, but, to my surprise, she responded and thoughtfully listened, and we proceeded to have a lengthy (by Twitter standards) conversation.
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The rise in violent crimes against same-sex-oriented souls or those perceived to be same-sex-oriented, like Ryan Langenegger, a straight Nebraska man ...
Ever since college, when I slowly came to grips with my bisexual identity, I have had a fear in the back of my mind. In every relationship, a little voice has always been there, questioning, "If you commit to one gender, won't you miss the other genders?"
Earlier this month, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a new way for riders to contact the metro police department: via text.
The following blog post is adapted from my memoir, Words Never Spoken.
I am a Hispanic bisexual woman. But as a girl growing up in an upper-middle-class family in 1950s and '60s Mexico City, I was told that my mission in life was to get married and become a good housewife and mother.
What may surprise most of the people whom I come out to is that the most difficult criticism I face for identifying as bisexual comes from the LGBT community itself.
The issue of anti-LGBT violence in Russia has become a cause célèbre over the last several months, in part due to the approaching Winter Olympics in Sochi, but homophobic and transphobic violence are problems in every region of the world, including in the United States.
We, as a community and as a movement, can choose to just check a box and pat ourselves on the back, or we can choose to fight for a bill that we'll all be proud of. We can choose to demand a bill that treats us as fully equal -- with no asterisks.
When I came out as bisexual, I heard responses like, "It's just a stepping stone between identifying as straight and identifying as gay," and, "See how you identify in five years." I learned that if a person does not fit in the straight-gay binary, some people won't believe them.
National Coming Out Day isn't about telling the world you're gay on October 11th, it's about everyone taking some time to realize how hard living life in the closet is for anyone who has had to do it.
These candidates are promoted as progressives and sold as such to LGBT and progressive donors, disingenuously using their queerness during Democratic primaries as a way to give them street cred with progressives while their records and intentions are otherwise.