The fact that Sam Smith thought he might have been the first openly gay man to win an Oscar is not an insult against him but rather a larger indication of how gay culture today has forgotten its own roots.
Please accept my sincere congratulations for having Donald Trump as your present frontrunner and, after Tuesday, likely presidential nominee. You've worked so very hard to get him here, and I applaud you for your efforts.
Just as it would be unwise for a doctor to prescribe a new regimen of medicine and then never check in with the patient to confirm they in fact got healthy, so it seems premature for funders to exit the LGBTQ space after marriage equality without addressing the underlying societal issues that keep LGBTQ people down.
I was 12 years old when I found out that my mother is gay. It was not more than a year after my parents (mother and father) were divorced when she sat me down at that old kitchen barstool and asked me what I would think if she told me that her and her best friend, Shellie, were "more than just friends."
I have made the choice to fight for my relationship with God despite the efforts of extremists who yearn to replace love with hate.
The dream that in my lifetime there will be an incredibly prepared, brilliant and passionate woman as President of the United States of America is ali...
The next time you hate on LGBT people, remember how easy it is for you to leave your house, walk the streets, be yourself and never for once feel that your life is at risk. LGBT people die everyday.
I recently interviewed noted photographer Kimberly Anderson about her new work, The Mama Dragons Story Project, a photographic and essay project about Mormon mothers who are fiercely defending their LGBT+ children.
Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.
You're probably familiar with the plight of LGBTQ youth homeless in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, but this problem exists in small to mid-sized cities and towns across the country. LGBTQ youth and young adults are sleeping on the streets in every city in America. Every single city. Even in Little Rock, a city you may have never heard of.
We all have our own truth, our own cross to bear, but no matter your gender, orientation, skin color, or what you believe -- know that your life, your pain, your joy, your voice, is immensely important, regardless of all the yellers.
When I began to fall in love and sexually attracted to men, I started to hate myself more than ever. Unable to tell my friends and parents, my life revolved around fears.
It is certainly not the case that every family in Iran disowns or abuses their gay, lesbian or transgender loved ones. I am also aware of stories of love and acceptance, but these are rather uncommon. We are trying to encourage wider acceptance and greater openness to discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity as part of basic human rights. This is why we worked together with the writer Amir Soltani and the political cartoonist Khalil Bendib to create the graphic novel "Yousef and Farhad," about two men struggling for acceptance in Iran
"I vote Republican because of economic issues but consider myself socially liberal." "I am a Republican, but I support you and your family completely...
I am sick and tired of having my sexuality used as a political tool to further the careers of politicians who don't really give a rat's ass about me or my issues in the first place. They are simply using our rights to gain public attention and leverage votes.
Randy Berry, the United States Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons meets with the I...