While we lesbians have always predicted this (or at least prayed for it) since we first fell in love with her as Juno, Page brought herself, and us, to tears with her unwavering honesty and undeniable bravery.
In the last week there have been two significant news stories that have unearthed some difficult truths about the persistence of the gender problem in American society. Both of them center on a boy called Michael.
At this reunion at Chalo's wedding, there was something missing: That imaginary shield I wore my whole time as a teenager was gone.
I appreciate that the athletes, including the ones who are openly gay, have trained long and hard to get to Sochi. That is exactly why they should speak out.
The new discourse within the gay community should be one of a right to sexual autonomy, and unadulterated acceptance of one's sexuality.
While Dunn is unlikely to ever experience life again as a free man, neither Martin nor Davis will experience life at all beyond their 17th year of existence simply because someone else decided that they were justified in using their gun to 'defend' themselves.
As a gay athlete going to Sochi, I am infuriated by the homophobia, established by the Putin government.
If people like Ellen DeGeneres and Ellen Page remain silent about their sexuality, then how do young lesbians ever come to see themselves as normal?
There is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and it can't be expected that one movement will equally serve both groups. Transgender people still suffer from the bullying, discrimination and injustice from which many gays and lesbians have long since moved on. Now, more than ever, it's time for the LGB to start championing the "T."
There is a deplorable and tragic common thread that ties together recent, global acts of oppression against LGBT people: Christian complicity.
I'm here today because I am gay. And because... maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.
While you and I may disagree on the nature of homosexuality, Mr. President, I know we can agree that the bill before you now would violate the God-given dignity of too many Ugandans.
As we win marriage equality, the focus of the right wing is shifting to "religious liberty" and anti-transgender legislation. Organizations will have to become more competent with transgender issues while figuring out how to raise money to advocate on the same.
Worthy of kudos is when I hear of friends who may not have verbally come out to their family, but instead mustered the willpower to bring their partner to a family gathering. I heard a few of these stories during the recent Lunar New Year festivities.
Cuccinelli, a true believer who was willing to go down with his ugly cause, is surely weeping today, watching the commonwealth sink into what he and his radical-right compatriots view as degradation when in fact the state is finally on the path to joining the ranks of those states offering full equality.
I thought about my path to liberalism when I read the recent interview between President Obama and Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly mouthed the classic conservative trope: liberals love the "nanny state" and think big government can solve all of America's problems.