This tour will travel to smaller rural and suburban cities to visit college campuses and high schools. In the week leading up to each performance, the creative team of actors and director will work in the community with an outreach program designed exclusively for this production.
Armed with inspiration from Dan Savage's groundbreaking book, my partner Don and I finally mustered the courage to start our own adoption journey. Now, years later, I've chronicled that journey in my own book. Therein lay the extent of my connection to Savage -- or so I thought.
Lee is beyond charitable throughout his story. He's written a book that your Southern Baptist grandmother could read and then sigh at the end, "Well, bless his sweet heart."
The parenting experience can be, well, rigorous.
"So I noticed that someone de-friended me on Facebook," he said with an uncomfortable chuckle. "I didn't de-friend you," I responded, taking a sip of my beer and trying to think of a way to casually change the subject. "I just blocked you."
Your life is better when she's around, your family loves her, you love her! She treats you like gold, but doesn't let you get away with anything. Here are the ten things that will absolutely let you know if she is the one.
Log Cabin Republicans aren't the only ones Frank offended with this insensitive comparison. "Uncle Tom" is a racially loaded slavery reference, and his decision to use it here was entirely inappropriate.
This is the wrong debate and the wrong fight, because it's based on the false premise that we have to prove our sameness in order to be granted equal rights. That's a real problem for us.
The problem in political discourse these days is that too many on the right and the left operate with simplistic assumptions about the Bible that just don't hold up when you read it thoughtfully.
The context in which he uses the word suggests not only that Savage meant to demean and degrade, but that he meant to demean and degrade by comparing GOProud to a particular set of gay men (bottoms) and all those who enjoy receiving penetrative sex.
Instead of trying to make the Bible say something other than what it clearly says, Christians can just reject that the Bible has any kind of moral authority to begin with.
Michaelson's proposal is actually much more insidious than Savage's coarse suggestion to "ignore the bullsh*t," because Michaelson aims to grant Christians a license to disregard the Bible at will while still claiming that they follow every word of it.
To compare Savage to people who are filled with such hatred is absurd and reminiscent of the disturbing trend to misrepresent anti-bullying activists as bullies themselves.
Besides the fact that he was raised in a devoutly Catholic home and is the country's leading gay activist, who is Dan Savage to say anything at all about the ages-old Christian condemnation of gay people?
When Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz received an email from the S.F. Gay Men's Chorus asking permission to perform a concert entirely of his work, the wheels started turning. He made the decision to compose an original piece for the show.
Earlier this month, when MTV and Logo began airing commercials for the "It Gets Better" special, I was worried about the transition of the YouTube phenomenon to cable TV. After watching the special, which debuted Feb. 21 on both channels, I am surprised and moved.