Rock and roll in general, and David Bowie, in particular, helped me transition out of the hypocritical society where my parents dwelled. I got into Bowie around the same time I started questioning the upper class Iranian society of the seventies.
As a country, we need targeted public service announcements, op-eds, and human rights workers to draw the problem of LGBT youth homelessness out of the closet, and into the light.
LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. currently suffer from a severe lack of attention and resources. AsylumConnect (a volunteer initiative that seeks to provide LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. with lifesaving online informational resources) is trying to change that.
Dr. King wrote extensively and spoke widely during the African American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In his work he expressed his analysis of the problems facing American society and his vision for a more hopeful future.
'I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me' declared the protagonist of Ralph Ellison's groundbreaking 1950s novel Invisible ...
Dr. Paul Church tried to pretend his concerns were "medical" in nature because the gay "lifestyle" is deadly. Oddly, he accompanied this with quotes from the Bible -- hardly a source of medical wisdom.
The attacks that struck Paris on Friday -- like the ones days earlier in Beirut and Baghdad -- were horrifying, tragic, and evil. But one thing they w...
It is more important than ever that we remember the mistakes of the past and honor those who fought against them at the time. One president took Mitsuye Endo's freedom, and that of thousands of other Americans.
This New Year, let's think not about changing who we are, but about remembering who we are as individuals and as a people. There are, I think, two basic things we need.
The increased awareness of trans identity has not brought a commensurate increase in safety for trans individuals: the past year also saw the highest number of trans women murdered on record.
While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.
Attacks on Planned Parenthood, both physical and political, are jeopardizing the ability of women to access contraception and other reproductive health care services. At the same time, political assaults on sex education programs are gaining momentum and threatening the progress that we have made in reducing teen pregnancies. It all adds up to a bad report card for 2015, and it could get worse in 2016.
Selecting the right nominee who will not only defend the progress of the last eight years but can win the general election and carry our movement forward is critical for our community. Here are five reasons why I believe that Hillary Clinton is the right person to be our nominee and next president.
I think being gay, living in the United States and especially in West Hollywood, we tend to take for granted our freedom and forget our brothers and sisters who live in countries where they could be physically harmed for being who they are.
Now is the time for the private sector to "come out" and come together to improve conditions for the global LGBT workforce, and we invite other companies to partner with us.
What if, under an old desk in James Madison's study, the following were found scribbled on the backside of the Second Amendment -- the words in bold written into blank spots like a Mad Libs page...