Minnesota's marriage equality win also represents a stinging blow to the anti-gay evangelical right. This is the state that brought us Michele Bachmann, an evangelical Christian who made her political career by pushing boilerplate religious bigotry about gays.
Sometimes I think that we gay people forget how long it took some of us, if not the majority of us, to accept our own sexuality. Why is it that we expect our family, friends and the entire country to immediately accept it just because we have?
I am a great admirer of Justice Ginsburg. But in her criticisms of Roe v. Wade, I must dissent. Roe transformed the lives of tens of millions of women in this nation. It was the right decision... and its time had come.
The recent announcement by Jason Collins, a professional basketball player, who came out as gay has broken another barrier in the LGBT community's que...
When I started the Facebook page "Gay Marriage USA" in 2011 there was a very conscious decision made on my part to include the words "gay marriage" in the title.
Those who oppose ENDA or oppose transgender inclusion in it ask why we need it when 84 percent of U.S. companies include gender identity in their equal opportunity statements. The short answer is that what we have in place is not preventing discrimination against transgender people.
Even with the questions and the additional pressure, we realize our daughter was born in an amazing time.
Conservative religious traditions need not accept that men and women participate in homosexual relationships within their house of worship, but they are obligated to be tolerant of the rights of others in this secular society.
Coming out isn't just healthy, necessary and liberating for gay people; everyone else benefits as well. Lies are destructive, not only to the person telling them but to everyone else who becomes collateral damage.
Even those of us concerned about the escalating level of public electronic surveillance must be thankful for the video surveillance cameras that captured the suspects and helped crack the case. But how far is too far?
You can hardly point out that the Emperor has no clothes if you're not even allowed to look in his direction. And that's precisely the point of the government's war on whistleblowers. The message couldn't be more clear or more authoritarian: Avert your eyes, citizens!
Street harassment is an issue that we cannot, and should not, remain silent about. It is an issue that demands change - and as we move closer to marriage equality and other noted marks of accomplishment as a movement, we cannot forget the continual, systematic discrimination we face when we walk out the door.
I talked with Cathy about homophobia, the gay marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the media hype surrounding NBA center Jason Collins' coming out despite the fact that tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Billy Jean King came out way back in 1981.
In other words, fertilized eggs inside a woman's body are treated differently that those created in a petri dish. If life begins at conception, the where's the uproar over the dispensation of scientifically fertilized eggs?
I remember that October day so clearly. It was 1987, the day of the second great LGBTQ march on Washington - and the first time I'd found myself with so many others like me. Seas of ... us.
Transit advocates are hoping that Anthony Foxx's experience as the successful mayor of a mid-size city will ground his work as secretary of transportation.