With the intention of resigning, I gathered our staff - men and women who had all served time - and told them that I was gay, that I was going to open up about my sexuality on Susskind and that I would be resigning from Fortune. Their responses stopped me in my tracks. Jackson asked, "Well, what are you gonna wear on TV?"
Have you ever felt shameful or rejected yourself for being gay? It's easy to fixate on blaming others for these experiences and feelings. In moments of shame and rejection, you're not attending to the places of woundedness by blaming others.
When your youngster thinks of home, do you want him and/or her to feel happy and warm? Or angry and resentful? Household rejection can result in your queer child facing homelessness, drug addiction and or suicide, all because of "your house and your rules."
Being comfortable in one's own skin is a feeling everyone deserves and something that should be celebrated. It's a pity that few realise that the celebration is about people arriving at that feeling rather than praising the colour, origination or orientation of the skin they live in.
The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.
I am grateful to the gay men and women who came before me and fought so hard for us to have basic rights. The kind of bravery that it took to fight during Stonewall, to fight during the AIDS crisis, to fight against Don't Ask, Don't Tell, humbles me.
Being a gay man in 2016 begs the question: are people even dating each other anymore? I recently went on a date where I ended up at a small apartment watching a series of Youtube videos called "parachute fails". It is exactly what it sounds like.
I had my first experience with Mormons For Equality three years ago (2013) when I marched with the group in the Utah Pride Parade. I had just barely come out -- only a few months prior telling my Mormon parents that I was gay.
While 1.6 million LGBTQ packed NYC, here in my town, eight drag queens and their fans packed a small town gay friendly bar last night and danced to Sister Sledge's 'We Are Family'.
What is the hardest part about being a gay parent that straight parents don't have to deal with? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ...
Brands big and small, and companies local and global showed their support for #PrideMonth this weekend in New York, and the support never felt so good. The endless rainbow flags brought great comfort to us all. Here's a little sampling from the weekend.
Last week Canada softened its gay blood ban, but isn't time we eliminated it entirely?
Passionate Outspeak creators immediately took to YouTube to inspire change in the wake of the Orlando Shooting.
"I fell a-weeping, and I cried, 'Sweet youth, Tell me why, sad and sighing, thou dost rove These pleasant realms? I pray thee speak me sooth What i...
It's absolutely essential that home health care workers receive specialized training designed to ensure they are comfortable -- and knowledgeable -- about caring for LGBT patients, and familiar with the specific needs of this population.
We are all in the same struggle, we are all in this together. Simonetta Lein Gay, straight, white, black, Latino: when someone suffers a part of us ...