As a young woman I thought by the 21st century the hard work of ensuring social and economic justice for all Americans would be done.
Often Black men and their same sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way.
I want sexual and gender minorities to go home. I want you to see the world from a small town, as I have. If only for one summer, I want you to feel safe and alive in the forest and the field. I want those places to do for you what they have done for me.
Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.
What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.
"I really wanted to contribute to the message and success of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, but couldn't find the words. I'm not a writer. I'm a musician. So it dawned on me in that moment... Music is a language at which I'm adept -- my chosen language of love and protest."
We still must do more to extend opportunity to those who live on society's margins. With patience, persistence and partnership, we can create economic opportunity for every person willing to work hard for it.
According to Sullivan, the gay mafia has struck again, destroying a man and bringing him down because he would not conform to its thinking.
I didn't have to think about how I'd describe a party, an outing, a dinner. I didn't have to censor my stories.
The evidence for the existence of anything like modern day monogamous gay unions in that time is sketchy at best. I love my Bible as much as any evangelical and I think there's a great case to be made that the Bible is simply silent regarding same-sex covenantal unions.
As we look back, we'll be able to say that we had a part to play in this history. We'll be able to say that it started here, in the Heartland -- it started here in Iowa.
This week I talked with Fred Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer of the new Tropicana Las Vegas, about Xposed!, the LGBT "beach" party that's happening at...
Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.
I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.
Within the Christian community, there are those who believe we are being discriminated against. However, no one is pushing legislation that excludes Christians from basic legal rights in the U.S.
Examining how Chavez's personal principles influenced his public life is vital to appreciating his life's legacy and the expanse of his impact. When we do, we realize what a great soul he truly was.