I discount the systematic injustice that leads to the mainstream media feeling more comfortable hearing my story through the mouth of a white cis straight man, instead of my own.
The Grammys presented an image that quietly disqualified those fears and judgments, an image captured in what should be seen as the beautifully universal light of love.
If a state law gives people more rights than a federal law, the state law is legally supposed to prevail. This means state law will always supersede federal law when the person in question stands to gain more from the state law, right? Wrong.
On Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Queen Latifah presided over the wedding of 33 couples -- gay and straight -- live on TV. It was sort of touching, sort of corny. I personally actually found the entire number surprisingly moving, but was less surprised by the instant backlash on social media.
I know, I know. Shame on me for ordering my doctrine off the a la carte menu when the prix fixe would buy me so much more salvation, right? If only my...
This took me back to my childhood. I clung to any media representation of other gay and lesbian people when I was coming to terms with my own sexuality. The one song that soothed my churning soul was "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Rev. Thomas Ogletree performed a marriage ceremony for his own son. For that, he will stand trial in March before an ecclesiastical court of the United Methodist Church. You see, his son is gay. Ogletree officiated over his wedding to Nicholas Haddad.
But it sure does feel different when you ask me how I feel about 13 committee members making a decision for my life who have never even met me. It feels a little bit like a jury vote on a murder trial, and I didn't even commit a crime.
When I took the helm of California's first marriage equality campaign in 2000, winning seemed near impossible. Now, 14 years later, the freedom to marry movement has reached a tipping point, and I may soon be able to marry my boyfriend in our newly-adopted home state of Oregon.
On January 13th, the House Judiciary Committee listened to public testimony before their scheduled vote to either send the bill through or let it die. After four hours of testimony they didn't vote -- they adjourned.
Desmond, Angela, Curtis, Roman (front left) and Nyro (front right) at Central Park Wedding in October 2013 On a meditation retreat 13 years ago with...
Even working in a field that seems so old and dry, every so often you have the opportunity to stumble upon a text that is utterly unexpected. I stumbled upon -- and that is the right expression -- a question that seemed to leap off the page.
Unlike many of the great LGBT rights issues of the last few decades, these are not the kinds of questions that can be resolved by a Supreme Court ruling or by an act of Congress or a law passed by a state legislature.
It's difficult to overstate just how important last week's victory in Oklahoma is. And it's the second time in recent weeks that a federal court has overturned bans on marriage equality in this circuit.
The recent rulings in Utah and Oklahoma do not change the law in the South. However, they do inspire hope as we keep pushing for LGBT equality across a region where anti-LGBT discrimination persists in every area of life -- employment, health care, adoption and marriage.