Lesbians, bisexual women and transgender women experience violence and discrimination as women and as people with nonconforming sexual orientation and gender identity -- from their families, religious groups, employers, police, and general public.
All I want for Christmas is for the Supreme Court to strike down DOMA and make federally recognized same-sex marriage the law of the land. If it does not strike down DOMA, then I would like heterosexuals to lose the special rights that they have gained through marriage.
With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear two same-sex marriage cases, I'm wondering, like everyone else, what their decisions will be. I'm also wondering what I'll call the guy I've been with for 28 years, and the question has bedeviled me for as long as we've been together.
That's the word that keeps coming to mind. Giant results, and giant efforts that brought those results about. Countless people -- LGBT and allies -- made the calls, knocked on the doors and wrote the checks to bring us another step closer to that day when we are all truly equal and free.
The tweet immediately following where the Chick-Fil-A related tweet should be is one that says: "Your past is past. It can't hurt you unless you let it." If this is the case, one must wonder why Warren felt the need to delete the tweet supporting Chick-Fil-A.
The global AIDS response would never have reached where it is today without the courageous, inspiring and consistent action and activism by the LGBT community over the last 30 years. But the AIDS epidemic is still tragic.
I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.
All over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are persecuted. We treat them as pariahs and make them doubt that they too are children of God -- this must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy.
That it will be more important to assure that there is food in every kitchen rather than a gun in every house. That those who decry the role of the federal government will stop blaming it for not doing enough. That...