This week I talked with Kristen Ellis-Henderson and Cathy Henderson, co-founders of the all-female alternative country rock band Antigone Rising, about their music and their spin on LGBT issues.
When the rights of any person are stripped away by law and the church, all suffer. People who identify as sexual and gender minorities in Uganda will be martyred and we will later ask why we did nothing.
What does anti-LGBT legislation in Arizona and Kansas have to do with a pair of Supreme Court cases out of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania challenging the Affordable Care Act? Quite a lot.
Opponents of same-sex marriage in Utah and Michigan maintain that children of same-sex couples do not fare as well as those raised by married heterosexuals. This would be laughable if it did not have the potential to cause even further damage to children like me.
With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?
Stopping same-sex couples from ordering cake is not going to slow progress on marriage equality. Cakes are changing because marriage is changing.
If passed, the ban on same-sex marriages could have devastating consequences on upwards of 86 percent of current legal unions, and up to 60 percent of Jewish newlyweds.
Sure, it's a victory in the smallest sense of the word, but is it worth celebrating the fact that the road to this veto was even taken?
I have hope for our future. My generation is one of tolerance and acceptance. Make way for the new era.
The young me who sat in fear watching that talk show over twenty years ago begins to recede, and he is overshadowed by a man who is beginning to believe that he deserves happiness.
What follows is a modern-day parable. I think it's important to point that out up front, in order not to cause any undue offense. The scene: the near future, when Arizona (or any other state, for that matter) becomes a bastion of religious freedom by passing laws shielding businesses from penalty for discrimination on the basis of religious belief.
I have to ask myself what the hell is there about my life and my desire to marry the man I love that causes these people to act, well, crazy, for the lack of a better word?
As the State Senate and Governor of Arizona consider allowing "religious freedom" to deny goods and services to people who identify as gay or lesbian, why not revisit what the religion of those seeking to legalize discrimination really teaches?
Did you hear the one about how, if you live your whole life absolutely convinced that the world's going to hell because of gay marriage and the terrif...
The claim by fundamentalists to be protecting "religious liberty" is true-these proposed laws and restrictions are indeed their attempt to create special rights to advance their religious beliefs at the expense of others who disagree with them.
Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...