Where is the crowing from the rooftops, the shouting from the streets? We don't hear often enough from mothers who take the time to see what they do right, not just what they've done wrong. And moms, we do so much right.
Everyone who transitions does so somewhat publicly, though not all of us have cameras focused on our every move. When we speak of Bruce, hopefully we can remember that Bruce is, at heart, a person, and give him the dignity he is due.
We look forward to leaders from around the world coming to Israel in June, taking this opportunity to participate in the conference, to see the community and the country for themselves, and to join in the celebration of Tel Aviv Pride. We will be stronger together.
The Philippines is the country to visit now. Flights are frequent to the major cites of the Philippines an after a restful night of sleep, a modern paradise awaits in this multi-island nation.
Shame. It governs our lives in more ways than we'd want it to. Any cringe, embarrassment, infraction of social norms; It is a learnt mechanism to pull us back into a narrative that we have been told our whole lives.
In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.
How can we practice being brave without simply resting on the cliches of 'doing something that scares you'? After all, that phrase in itself is a bit scary. How can break down the bravery-muscle-building process into measurable steps?
It may seem trivial, but having access to cultural celebrations is a big deal. Not just for LGBTs, but for everyone who's ever been part of an unpopular group.
The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.
Brooke Dozier is an amazing young woman based in Houston, Texas. This author has released her new book on Valentine's Day called "I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God."
Throughout this process I've left Barrett the boy and have become Barrett the man. A man who released the shame he felt for wanting to love another man. A man who addressed issues that were holding him back. A man who has started to live authentically. A real man.
Britney was there for me when my father and stepmother sent me to rehab for being too gay. Her personal struggles before and after the ensuing years helped me as I readjusted back to school and into college. I didn't care if she shaved her head. I just wanted her to be okay and yes, just wished everyone would leave her alone.
To CBS Films: We are the gays and lesbians and we have supported you by seeing the film, talking about it, and sharing the message with out friends. Now it's time for you to act like the miners at the end of the film. Because of our solidarity, show some solidarity towards us: Fix the cover.
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?