Recently Esquire published an article synopsizing HBO's Looking for the straight-male community. The author astutely points out that "this show is pretty gay" and expresses his disappointment that its characters don't live up to his standards regarding how fabulously hilarious we queers should be.
Erick Martínez remembers exactly where he was when Erick Martínez was killed.
If you've ever worried that age plays a major factor in life's gratification, talk to Thelma Houston. You'll likely find that, yes, it does: Kids are ...
I want my children to live in a progressive America. When I was my sons' age, my hope for a progressive nation was dashed when the Reagan "revolution" set in. I want them to have the future of which I dreamed, and I can sense that we are on the verge of a new progressive era.
Why not start with any of the sins Jesus mentioned in the Sermon on the Mount, like divorce? Over one million people in this country get divorced for non-Biblical reasons and that affects a lot more people than homosexual behavior.
Despite his rugged good looks, a six-pack of abs, and legions of lusting women in tow, I wouldn't want to be Juan Pablo right now. No thanks. As a...
Unlike many of the great LGBT rights issues of the last few decades, these are not the kinds of questions that can be resolved by a Supreme Court ruling or by an act of Congress or a law passed by a state legislature.
This past fall 2013 semester, I taught a freshman seminar course in literature and history, as part of the First Year Experience Program at New Jersey...
A person diagnosed with a chronic, treatable medical condition should not be ruled by a different set of criminal laws.
"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" asked critic Henry Finck more than a century ago. Yes it is. And in this extraordinary era of LGBT history, the kiss has become a signature of what is enjoyed by millions of people and denied to millions more.
It seemed to call out to me like no other listing I'd read. It's strange, because I'd never worked on a film before. But I'm a writer. A storyteller. Isn't film just visual storytelling?
This week I talked with Brian Silva, Executive Director of Marriage Equality USA, which is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization working toward full civil marriage equality at the state and federal levels.
Even within the borders of equality states -- and across the country, the vestiges of laws that denigrate, demean, and degrade, of course, remain. For each legal victory, there are still far too many personal defeats for LGBT Americans.
Shortly before starting high school, my mom convinced me that a change might do me some good. So following a summer sweeping and stripping floors and hauling trash as a janitor at the elementary school, I moved four hours south, a world away.
I recently watched the movie Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. I actually thought, "Wouldn't it be sweet to have a president who can speak Tootsie-style?" She fearlessly ripped open the curtain to reveal the dysfunction all around her/him. It woke everyone up in a painful, yet positive way.
What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.