I am hoping to see LGBTQ Republicans publicly bring to the fore how being anti-LGBTQ in 2015 is a huge political liability for any Republican candidate, especially one seeking the highest office in the land.
I'm a person. I'm someone's child, someone's brother, someone's uncle. I'm a cousin, a nephew, a friend. I'm a human being. I deserve to live my life to the fullest just like anybody else.
What has erupted proves the case of the continued need to build cultural competencies across Yale and indeed across all campuses and communities. We don't have to, don't warrant this. But should we all not embrace that awesome challenge we may forfeit the future that is ours to own and make better.
I'm on a quest to help highlight the issues within our community that continue to both harm and divide us. Dating is no exception. I am convinced that many of the apps we use to connect are doing us a huge disservice.
I believe that the words of Iowa Pastor Kevin Swanson at last weekend's so-called National Religious Liberties Conference, and on many previous occasions, may well meet the definition of incitement to illegal action.
Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez is facing loss of tenure and his teaching position at the State University of California because of trumped up charges based on lies and reverse discrimination.
Numerous studies report that in general LGBT Americans earn more and carry less debt than the general population. But does this mean we are actually better with money?
What helps us, besides the marriage license, now recognized in every state in the union, to imagine 25, 30, 40 years together? While I do not have good, concrete answers, these four observations suggest how we have woven the first 19 years -- and how we might continue to knit the next 19.
When these cases arise, the question that usually comes up is whether state or federal law provides any sort of religion-based exemption from compliance with certain laws. Like any other question involving a potential conflict between two sources of law, this can be quite complex.
My testimony of my church was still there for me, but I remained silent anytime people talked about gay marriage. When my friends talked about gay marriage at work, I would just sit there and pretend like I couldn't hear them criticizing my beliefs.
Reactions within the Mormon community were swift and intense. Many conservative Mormons were quick to defend the policy while more liberal Mormons (yes, there are a few) reacted with varying degrees of outrage.
The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.
As a gay Mormon, I make my home in the borderlands. In a theology that says every man must be married to a woman in order to be with God and progress in heaven, gay Mormons are anomalies. No one quite knows what to do with us.
Just seven years after Prop 8, it's "déjà vu all over again." This time it feels self-mutilating. Instead of campaigning to impose unconstitutional public policies on the rest of the world -- a battle that we lost when the U.S. Supreme court upheld appellate court rulings supporting same sex marriage -- we seem to be cutting off our proverbial nose to spite our face.
A growing number of Christians are realizing that queer love is real love, and that to deny the power of love is to deny something fundamental to our faith. When reality and theology clash, reality will always win out.
Typically considered a grassroots movement of conservative Catholics, evangelicals, and Mormons, and the political organizations that mobilized their efforts in the 1970s and 1980s, the Religious Right's intellectual and ideological origins trace back further into the twentieth century.