I race sailboats. Not yachts. Sailboats. The kind that don't come with cupholders and require only three sober souls to keep her fast and upright. To my chagrin, sailing is right there with croquet in lists of the most popular sports.
It seems from the moment we are born, our lives are constrained by the tyranny of numbers. For as long as I can remember, I let numbers rule my life, allowing it to dictate the state of my being.
By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!
On Friday May 22, I am going home to vote YES to Ireland's historic Marriage Equality Referendum, giving its LGBT citizens the right to marry. As my mother used to say, "I never thought I'd live to see the day."
Tip of the week: Know what you can afford and don't be afraid to say no. You can always say yes later when your financial planning pays off with some big dividends.
As we look forward to a decision, we hope to keep the celebrations going this summer. We hope the justices see what a majority of Americans and so many lower courts have come to see: It is time to end marriage discrimination nationwide
The narrative playing out in the media and in state capitals across the country is that LGBT freedom advances only at the detriment of religious liberties, and vice versa. That doesn't have to be the case. By bringing both sides together with mutual respect, we were able to move Utah in the right direction.
Texas is setting itself up for a showdown with the Supreme Court. A bill to defy the court's rulings died in the House last week, but anti-gay politicians could find a sneaky way to revive it. Meanwhile, the Attorney General of Texas refuses to say if he'll obey the Supreme Court's ruling in June.
We accept the risks of this battle, and believe martyrdom is the highest calling for us warriors. This battle will not be over until every gay man in America has an uncurable sexually transmitted disease! We are ready to fight.
Pensacola is a beach destination that has grown in popularity among those from the surrounding areas, but it still has a small town charm that will have you checking out property in the area before you leave.
California Judge Donald Black recently ruled that Clovis Unified School District's curriculum, which was abstinence-only-focused, was not really sex education, not meeting the state's own guidelines. Further, he found that it was providing medically inaccurate information. Unsurprisingly, the curriculum was also touting anti-gay "traditional family" propaganda.
Many voters will have their LGBT family and friends in mind when they cast their ballots. I'm confident that my Irish relatives will be among them, but also wonder if at least one yes vote among the family occurred before any of us even realized.
I saw you enter the Sunday morning service recently at a Manhattan parish. You were a few moments late and sat down as the congregation began to sing the Gloria. I watched carefully and wondered if you were real. Had a married gay couple really come to worship at a Roman Catholic Church?
In states that have legalized marriage for gays and lesbians, the only change in those contracts was the genders. A few pronouns were switched, but when gay couples marry, everything else still works exactly the same way.
Those of you on the coast need to remember that when it comes to LGBT issues, the Midwest and the South is about a decade behind you. Now, think back to the way things were a decade ago for you. See how we can't abandon ship just yet?
Singer-songwriting Garrett Miller may not be the real incarnation of a Gay Messiah but on the creative front, he's definitely rising to the occasion.