I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.
Some couples have grown children as old as T-Swift. If you're one such couple, like us (we've been domesticated since 2011), what gifts do you ask for to celebrate your not-so-new-life-together?
Marriage Equality isn't just about a fabulous wedding. Financial tools are now available to help make LGBT retirement planning a bit easier for all couples in LOVE. Retirement will be changed by both Love and Marriage.
Honestly, it was hard for me to read this book. Even as an avid reader, it was hard to stick with it; however, it wasn't hard for the reasons readers might assume. Some might jump to assume that it wasn't well-researched, or well-written, or both. Some might even assume that it wasn't catchy enough to compete with our social media saturated culture.
It feels like there is not much to celebrate on the first anniversary of a decision which saw Ireland embrace the equal rights -- and equal humanity -- of its LGBT citizens.
Attend any major LGBTQ political rally or hearing where issues affecting the rights of the entire LGBTQ community are debated and decided, for example, and you will find most of its leaders are male. This therefore begs the question, 'Where are the women?'
Today I am going to try really hard to be authentic and allow myself to be with all of my feelings.
The heterosexual marriage assumption in Greek culture can be suffocating, especially if you grow up realizing that you are Greek and queer.
She's given me more than the ability to feel normal and we live it each and every day. The unconditional love we have, even through our growing pains, is a reminder that normal is what we make it.
Nowadays I'm bombarded with date and hook-up requests from devoted, loving, legal male partners with children and country homes and happy Instagram holiday photos, and an appetite for single-man sex as big as their stock portfolios. But is it worth it?
If you are living in Los Angeles, you may have experienced the quintessential gay pool party: a table of food that no one is eating, a complete lack of diversity, and the only one who has gotten into the pool is your creepy bisexual cousin (okay, you know what... this might just be my experience).
The arc of justice for LGTBQIA+ persons is intersectional with other realms that we as Greens care about.
Pretty much every pundit in the mainstream media got down on their knees and thanked a recent poll which showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three key swing states this week, because they truly want this gravy train to continue.
Would all of these LGBT-related laws and lawsuits transpired if more empathy and care were directed toward the social conservatives who were shocked and shaken by the gay marriage ruling? Probably.
Don't get me wrong. I am very fond of Pope Francis -- his warmth and sunniness, and his dedication to serving the poor. But it is becoming wearying when the Pope, after three years in office, edifies the faithful through off-the-cuff remarks that the media scramble to decipher.
Truly inclusive organizations recognize that equality of options (e.g., legal marriage equality) does not mean equality of experience (e.g., everyone has the same kind of marriage, if they marry at all). As we celebrate the first anniversary of U.S.-wide marriage equality at this summer's Pride events, let's gather the strength, sensitivity and patience to continue building on this historic accomplishment.