I grew up in southern Indiana right where the Ohio River makes a curly seam against Kentucky. I was a Southern Baptist boy, at first by tradition and then by choice. That's what we Southern Hoosiers did in those days.
"Did you ever expect your book to cause so much controversy?" is the question I am most frequently asked when the discovery is made: I am the author o...
I'm sorry that your pain has brought you to a place that has you advocating a position that is guaranteed to cause more pain to other children. You must know that children will continue to be raised by same-sex couples. Gay marriage doesn't deny children anything. It grants them equality.
When it comes to choosing and arranging something that should be easy as pie, the last thing any seemingly happy to-be-wed couple would ever assume is that their wedding cake of choice would be chocolate gateau covered in loathing from their baker of choice.
Texas just filed a lawsuit to prevent gays and lesbians from taking family medical leave. And it's going to take at least five different bills to overturn Michigan's marriage ban.
Mary Lambert isn't just open about being a lesbian. One spin of plucky single "Secrets" lays bare the singer/songwriter's struggles with weight, bipolar disorder, a dysfunctional family and much, much more. Says Lambert with a laugh, "I'm severely out!"
Sexuality isn't a choice, it is a blessing. I'm glad my father came out and I'm proud of him for it. I love that he is gay, it is one of my favorite things about him.
This book isn't an inspiring tale of the triumphant power of love or another coming out story, but instead, it's an intelligent, honest and hilarious read about the lesbian dating scene.
A movement is afoot in state legislatures across the country to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.
Have you noticed that almost everyone has an opinion, including me? The following brief essay offers one perspective that might shed some light on Millennials leaving Church. It is hardly the only answer, however. I offer it only as one possible explanation.
As an American and as an Episcopalian, I was raised to pledge to and pray for two audacious goals: "liberty and justice for all" and "thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven," respectively. Yesterday's historic step by the Presbyterian Church USA brought us a little closer to both.
The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., is using the Freedom of Information Act to unearth a "culture of animus" that permeated the U.S. Civil Service Commission -- now known as the Office of Personnel Management -- and demonstrate that anti-equality laws and regulations have long been grounded in hostility, which is not a permissible justification for discrimination.
Unfortunately, what once was hoped to be a bridge and increase minority inclusion has reverted to a factory line of content that favors fluff and fads over substance.
Anyone who didn't see the homophobia at CPAC -- and the organizing around it that still animates much of the conservative movement, and is bowed to by the GOP -- must have been wearing blinders.
I found myself asking, "When did 'biblical marriage' get to be a thing?" And when did "biblical marriage" come to mean opposition to same-sex marriage?
Parents of every flavor are still dealing with the prejudice that comes from not following an unwritten textbook of how it's supposed to be done. Sadly, prejudice still does not discriminate... even when you're a parent doing the best you possibly can.