All of the emotions felt and seen at the Pride Parade are still with me. Here are a few of the moments I'll never forget.
In reflecting on the events of the past few weeks, I looked up three phases on the internet: Watershed moment: "a point in time that marks an important, often historical change."
The State of Virginia holds the nation's only Gay Pride Boat Parade, that's right: no floats, just boats! Hampton Roads Pride, in Norfolk, Virginia, is the State's largest pride celebration, throwing a unique twist on the gay festivities.
In June, members of the LGBT community march for equality all over the world. Many of the marches commemorate the resistance against routine police raids at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969.
Marches now seem like a distant memory, replaced by fabulous and colorful processions parading through mainly business districts and streets. They are corporate sponsored, very straight-friendly and largely white.
Critically, though, also, to elaborate, in addition, in this year and at this time our Pride calls for a new sermon for a new time for a return to com...
In just 20 years, I've seen my sexuality change in public opinion from leper to fashionable. For me, it's always just been who I was. To those of you have been there all along, and also to those who have caught up, evolved, and had the courage to stand up even today - I thank you.
You may not know it, but you're working with us and that could mean we are still in stealth. It could mean we are terrified to come out," Billings said. "You can make yourself known as an ally."
I grew up in a small southern town in The Bluegrass State where corn fields lined the two-lane country roads and lazy Sunday afternoons were spent taking a nap between church services.
It was colorful. It was political. It was flamboyant. It was touching. And I wouldn't have expected anything less when about 100,000 people converged in the center of Mexico City on June 27, for the 37th edition of the Marcha por el Orgullo Gay, the annual Mexico City LGBT pride march and festival that grows in scope every year.
Struggling with my own limited capacity of faith, I nonetheless cling to the hope that Christ understands all pain, even this one. He was not a woman, but in the Garden of Gethsemane, part of the Atonement was his experiencing every kind of human suffering.
Central to celebrating Pride is recognizing the work that is yet to be done. Not until every American -- whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender -- is treated equally under the law will we fully realize our potential as a nation.
Being a Third Culture Kid -- someone who spent her developmental years outside her parents' home countries -- I never got the cultural coding that provides for a sense of nationalism or patriotism.
But it is not the call of our heritage in Stonewall alone that compels us to be mindful of our edges, because it is also the call of our biblical ance...
Typically at this time of year I and my fellow pro-homo colleagues try in twenty minutes or less to undo the misrepresentation and decontextualizing o...
Right in the middle of the contagious enthusiasm, now proudly waving my flag, I could not help but think of all the people who still lack such a basic privilege.