Through the recovery and a commitment to create a "lasting lifelong friendship", Troy and Henry ended up getting married and have been together for more than 10 years.
The inequalities engulfing the United States are cutting generationally, with people under 35 feeling the full brunt. Your parents and grandparents may not fully understand what it feels like to be you at this time. So tell them. And ask them personally to vote for your future.
The last time I checked, no one in the U.S. is being punished for what they believe or for expressing that belief. So what's the fuss about? It's not a concern that people can't express their own beliefs. No, it seems to be a concern that people will not have the license to impose their beliefs on others.
Please accept my sincere congratulations for having Donald Trump as your present frontrunner and, after Tuesday, likely presidential nominee. You've worked so very hard to get him here, and I applaud you for your efforts.
I was 12 years old when I found out that my mother is gay. It was not more than a year after my parents (mother and father) were divorced when she sat me down at that old kitchen barstool and asked me what I would think if she told me that her and her best friend, Shellie, were "more than just friends."
I have made the choice to fight for my relationship with God despite the efforts of extremists who yearn to replace love with hate.
I recently interviewed noted photographer Kimberly Anderson about her new work, The Mama Dragons Story Project, a photographic and essay project about Mormon mothers who are fiercely defending their LGBT+ children.
As Laurie and I watched the trailer tears rolled down our cheeks as we were brought back to that terrible time and the decision we were faced with.
Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.
Without a formal adoption, non-biological parents are essentially strangers to their children in the eyes of the law. Even now with marriage equality and names being added on birth certificates, non-biological parents are not granted any automatic rights should the couple split up and the biological parent decides to withhold visitation or access.
History has shown us that people will fight for love's integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives.
In Florida, the "Pastor Protection Act" (HB 43) is moving through the legislature which, as of now, ensures pastors or other religious leaders aren't forced to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs and would help protect them from lawsuits.
Week of 2/1/16 to 2/14/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them by boldly engaging the public o...
Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women's reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.
The U.S. Supreme Court made history on June 26, 2015, when it ruled in favor of marriage equality for all 50 states, overturning previous same-sex ban...
When our joy and our shock and our elation and our grief lifted, we felt for the first time the weight of our exclusion. We mourned, but with a sense of relief that the Supreme Court righted this wrong. When every state in the nation could see us for the very first time as a married couple, we saw ourselves: together, united, married for life.