If the Orlando shooting happened when I was still in the closet, I'd be scared to come out because I'd think I could be the victim of a gay hate crime.
The young men and women who sought holy communion at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida ended up participating in their own mass and sacrifice. T...
When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...
I truly understand how "hating sin" feels like it could produce religious stability or moral certitude. It's imperative, however, that we acknowledge that the hatred of mankind -- our hatred -- is causing death, not life. It's producing separateness, not communion.
The true effects of homophobia don't exist on the external surface where crime is committed. They rest in the fabric of the human soul who has been taught that they aren't as good, intrinsically, as their heterosexual neighbor.
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.