Dear Santa, This is a little awkward, as we haven't talked in quite awhile...as in 21 years "awhile."
Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.
The other day my friend and I were talking about the ridiculous notion that being gay is a choice rather than a biological disposition. He asked, "What man would choose to be gay? Being straight is so much easier!" I thought about it for a moment. Is it?
Is my son straight, gay, bi, trans or a metrosexual in the making? I have no clue, but I do know whatever God (or whatever higher power) has intended him to be, he is incredible.
Palm Springs is already huge on the global gaydar screen, but in this journalist's opinion, it's reputation as one of the best cities for LGBTQ residents and tourists alike is about to go through the stratosphere as a dramatic change comes to the Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration.
The queer saints gather to break bread together, to keep Sabbath, to pray, to watch and witness, to hope, believing in the Beloved Community of unconditional grace that we have not yet seen in fullness -- only in a glass darkly in our queer koinonia. This is true love for God, without self-interest, with nothing left to gain.
Before this, the only thing I've ever really felt done well is be a mom. This job allows me to support our family and still do that.
Is it a double standard that I should be able to post pride images and you can't? No. You don't have to.
While the towering six-foot-tall comedian says this is only one of many connections to the LGBT community, she admits it was personal prejudices faced in her interracial relationship that cemented her commitment to marriage equality.
It is a disheartening fact that, in 2014, so many kids...and also some adults...feel the anguish of a societal prison designed to stop an individual from being who they are inside.
Here are 5 quotes to empower US to ACCEPT and LOVE everyone the same. We are all on the journey together. Vote on which one is your favorite. S...
When I saw this video it made me cry. I cried because in the eyes of his grandmother I saw the eyes of my loving grandmother, in the timbre of his mom's voice when she spoke about loving him. That timbre is in the voice of my mom when she describes the pride she has in my sister, brother and I.
It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.
While other symbols have waxed and waned in popularity, the rainbow flag certainly has staying power. Above and beyond the radical origins of the flag, however, one force more than all others has worked to cement the rainbow flag as the symbol for the gay rights movement: capitalism.
Being made fun of about being a four-eyes was bad enough. So my heart broke for this child who would forever be "the kid whose mom screamed about vaginas in class."
Clear cerulean blue skies present a hi-def crisp world energizing us all. There is a visceral excitement as the autumn season begins -- promising new cultural, social and charitable happenings. The beat of our New York City begins again...