It makes my blood boil when politicians take away our rights with one hand and offer hypocritical condolences after we are murdered, with the other
Mindfulness requests that you accept reality as it is. You can't change the past, and you can't always control the future, but you can choose to accept your reality as it is in this very moment.
Please do not lose hope and lose faith in your true being. There is a light in each and everyone of you and that light that has awakened the world this week.
I am a fairly well known, highly visible, openly gay person of ambiguous gender. And tonight, after Orlando, I am nervous. If you're not gay or trans, please don't pretend to know what that feels like. No offense, but you just don't.
Forty years ago, queer people needed bars and marches to find each other and be open about who they were. It's because of their courage, and their defiance, that now we can connect openly. To this day, bars remain a special place, a refuge where people are free to be themselves.
Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting t...
There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...
Speech does not have to be overtly hateful to perpetuate hate. And continually accepting and perpetuating a culture of intolerance based on individual value systems will only continue to breed the type of hate and disregard for life that was displayed toward people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
These people were out celebrating life with their friends. They were having a footloose Saturday night. They were celebrating Gay Pride during Pride Month, just like me.
Hillary has had a queer fan base for some time now. I admit that I wasn't always part of it.
As Ireland gets set to celebrate the one year anniversary of what is being promoted as 'LGBT equality', many voices who have seen and experienced the effects of ever-widening inequality still struggle to get their voices heard amidst the resounding noise of political backslapping.
The power to change opinion lies within the democratic Twitterverse. While it simultaneously contains homophobic statements and other instances of hatred, it offers the potential of balance. There one finds a wide and disparate variety of opinions and pluralist debate.
I'm tired. I'm tired of being a Christian. People say it's only a term, only a word but that word feels like the lead apron at the dentist's office. It's pushing down on me from all sides, clipped tightly around my neck.
Progress is rarely linear. But I am quite certain that my daughters, like so many children of their generation, will never need to ask of a parent such a regrettable question: "Is the lesbian dead yet?"
We knew that winning in court would not be enough; we would have to win hearts and minds, and we would have to win at the statehouse as well.
Argentina and Uruguay are two of the least religious countries in Latin America, but Brazil on the other hand, while highly devout has already approved same-sex marriage. So a decline in religious belief is not necessarily the liberalizing factor, or is it?