Scalia's message is frightening anti-government rhetoric so harsh and polarizing that it is potentially far more damaging to America than anything in the gay marriage ruling he laments.
Sometimes things just come together in a rather uncanny way. In 1998 I performed Stonewalls, my original LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, for the first time as part of a concert I gave in Hollywood.
Perhaps when police brutality ends, when trans murders stop, and when alcoholism is no longer a problem plaguing our community, it'll be time to have a party. For now, I won't be supporting alcohol companies' unethical attempt to take advantage of me or my community. Cheers.
No doubt the face of financial planning will be much impacted by the ever-growing presence of legally recognized same-sex married couples and families across the country. In many ways it will be simpler, but in others more complex.
Enough with the double-whammy intolerance game. Objecting to the intolerance of intolerance will not be tolerated. To say it a little easier, no one feels sorry for the bully.
There is no doubt in our minds that we would not be where we are today if so many organizations hadn't decided to put aside proprietary rules and treat each other not as competitors for donors, credit, or a scoop but rather as partners in a single mission--one that we could only win by working together.
There are countless gay couples who, by virtue of their zip codes, have sat on the sidelines of this revolution. Send a message that families like ours have value.
This is a final and wonderful culmination of so many efforts. It is hard to fathom that just 10 years ago, the president of the United States stood in the East Room and proposed legislation to write LGBT people out of the United States Constitution, but that is what President George Bush did on February 24, 2004. Ultimately six Republican Senators voted with us against President Bush's proposal for a final vote of 50-48. There will be lots of versions of history as to how the community was able to turn the tide on marriage equality. For me as a student of political history, the moment we got six Republican Senators to stand with us against their president to protect the Constitution in order to give the Court the freedom to ultimately conclude it contains our freedom, stands out at a key milestone.
Conflicts are an inevitable facet of relationships that can become magnified especially in relationships. They arise out of difference of needs. In a relationship, we need to feel comfortable, supported, and understood by the person with whom we are most intimate in the world.
Much of my life has centered on finding a new way to live. Even in childhood I was looking for a different path, a way to escape a life that felt cold and unaccepting. Those early experiences were profound in forming the adult I grew to be, and I still struggle with overcoming long-ago lessons learned.
In the week ahead, most of America will have its eye on the Supreme Court as they issue their ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges concerning whether states have the power to define marriage as male-female institution.
It's the dishonesty that irks me. Those, who in the name of God, are propagating prejudice. And their parishioners, who claim to believe the Bible but haven't read more than an isolated verse without context and repeat what they're told if it supports their biases.
Despite the fact that things have gotten so much easier for LGBT people in this country, especially in N.Y.C., there still lingers a dark veil of internalized homophobia that keeps gay men apart and prevents them from experiencing rich, intimate, long-term connections.
Jeb! is secular sometimes, and faithful and devout at other times. It all depends on where he is and who he is talking to. 50 states allows for 50 shades of Jeb!'s religious conviction.
The nine Supreme Court justices will soon decide how they want history books to remember them. On the civil rights issue of same-sex marriage, do they want to be on the side of equal rights, or do they want to force LGBT activists and allies to pursue equality on a state-by-state basis?
Not everyone can leave the door ajar. No victim of abuse, for example, should ever be criticized for closing the door on her abuser. Everyone needs a sphere of safety.