Researching Pride parade marshals across the United States over the years, I was struck by how few have been members of the bisexual community. This matter came to my attention when I was informed that one of our community's role models is up for the role in Boston for the 2013 Pride season.
It's 2013 right? Gay people are everywhere right? Who cares if a basketball player is gay? I tell you who cares; the millions of young people or older closeted gay, lesbian or bisexual people around the world who are still too scared to come out themselves.
The LGBT community is actually a collection of overlapping communities, each with distinctive experiences, needs, and challenges. While it makes sense to find common cause, it can also make sense to separate the various groups sometimes, in order to avoid obscuring our diversity.
The Malawians in my homestay village, as well as those in the village I was ultimately stationed in, would look at me differently if they knew about my girlfriend, and that knowledge might even preclude me from helping them in any way, which was the reason I was a volunteer to begin with.
When someone asks a bisexual person if their sexual orientation is a choice, they are often wondering, "Could you be heterosexual if you just tried hard enough?"
With songs like "Stronger" and her new single "People Like Us," Tristan Prettyman is offering women everywhere some amazing and empowering ballads.
Regardless of the what the results may be of last night's efforts, JFC is well on its way to making $1 Million sooner rather than later.
What do you do when your adopted parents break up with you? You feel the feelings, no matter what they are. Then? You stand up, dust off, and make damn sure your children know the truth--that, "I'm not going anywhere," I said emphatically, "no matter what. I am here for you as long as I am alive."
One does not have to be a biblical scholar to know our society does not and has not followed many of the principles the Bibles dictate on issues of marriage. Let's look at some of the religious teachings, many pointing out that the institution of marriage was constructed very differently from what some today consider as "traditional."
In debating what justice and equality for LGBTQ communities looks like, how historic this moment is, and what other historic accomplishments are yet to be had, it's important for us to consciously support all types of relationships (married or not) and all forms of justice.
it's vital to come out to your health care practitioner. You will have a stronger doctor-patient relationship based on trust and honesty, which will lead to improved health care and health outcomes. This may not be an easy thing to do.
This question came from a reader who told us that she is "baffled" when she encounters individuals who have been in long-term, monogamous relationships and their partner comes out to them as bisexual down the line.
In the latest episode of Gwissues, Dr. Loren Olson and John Sylla discuss how bisexuality plays a role in our community, and how its definition differs among younger versus older generations.
The National LGBT Cancer Network has organized our collective treatment experiences into a map of LGBT-welcoming cancer treatment facilities across the country.
The situation that unfolded at the Westfield Galleria, in which a gay couple was asked to leave for "excessive" PDA, has me feeling confused and sad. The thought that this pleasant haven is a place where my ex and her partner would be discouraged from holding hands and kissing sickens me.
Some lesbian women, in particular, often feel compelled to conform to gender stereotypes by wearing attire that is considered "sexy" and "feminine." Some women have "sham" relationships with men, just to avoid these social sanctions.