Recently, our leaders in Augusta -- good, honest Mainers -- did the right thing. They voted "No" and defeated LD 1428, a bill that purported to provide additional religious freedom protections in Maine.
America's extreme right has long been known for its gratuitous flag waving -- but who ever thought the flag would be Russian? As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, it is becoming crystal clear that leading social conservatives and their advocacy groups are grappling with a patriot problem.
Will a few states rule the United States? Or fundamentally change it? And if so, who are the winners and losers? Depending on your point of view, this "laboratory-of-the-states" business is good news today... or not.
I remember getting nauseous whenever the topic came up around family. I thought they'd be able to see my inner gay, jumping up and down in the pit of my stomach with a muzzle over his mouth.
I recently penned an article discussing the Republican hypocrisy regarding keeping government out of people's private lives. The line that received the biggest response -- by far -- was the line where I suggested that women, not Republican lawmakers, should be allowed to decide what collection of cells to remove from their body.
How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.
Unfortunately having a black president didn't end racism. Instead racists pretend things have changed and use political debate as cover to rationalize their bigoted talking points.
By evening's end, it became apparent that what had started out as a wake was evolving more into an awakening. Occupy had made a difference, and is making that difference.
More than 300 groups march at the NY St. Patrick's Day parade that draws thousands of spectators. Gay people are only allowed to march as long as they keep their sexuality to themselves. As a gay Irish friend put it bluntly, "If everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, that means faggots, too."
I find it incredible, and deeply disheartening, that the confirmation of our next U.S. Surgeon General may come undone because Dr. Vivek Murthy has expressed his support for widely favored gun control measures, such as an assault weapons ban.
It would certainly be understandable if there were members of the LGBT community, as well as so many others, who felt inclined to picket the funeral of Fred Phelps. It is my hope, however, that no one will descend to the level of hatred and pettiness that seemed to fuel the last decades of his life.
Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cecilia and hearing first hand how her story has unfolded.
As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.
Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.
If LGBT people really count as New Yorkers, Mayor de Blasio needs to listen to Irish Queers and rethink his position on letting uniforms march.
Written by David Robert Weible ...