A Mississippi newspaper organization banning gay wedding announcements told employees to keep their opinions to themselves.
In a recent piece posted on Salon.com, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely tol...
People of faith are pitted against the LGBT community, which is positioned as both godless and faithless. Let's be clear -- many LGBT citizens are people of faith and hold strong religious beliefs. And every faith community in this country includes LGBT people in its pews.
How can a boy who's gay, and is fighting for the right to be gay, remain in a country where the whole concept "LGBTQ" doesn't exist? Where, if a boy loves another boy, or if a girl kisses another girl, the only place for them is a B-list comedy?
Weeks after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, protest and resistance to the ruling continues in Mississippi, the only state with a flag still paying homage to the Confederacy.
Rockwell once gave us an idealized America, but he went on to provide illustrations of the difficult aspects of our nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty. Rockwell's America was complex and rich in its diversity. Kim Davis' America is an illusion.
There's a growing bipartisan push in some states to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether in a surprisingly good, "smaller government" way. SamePageNation's "There's a Contract for That" imagines what life might look like and pokes fun at the outlandish extremes some have suggested would be possible.
I refuse to accept the notion that being gay is not an important aspect that defines you. It touches everything that defines you. You could lose your job, wealth, reputation, status and family but being gay remains with you until you die.
Women and minorities have secured some rights that are here to stay -- different for each group -- while other rights are still elusive or being stripped away. There is always a backlash to equality, and it could last a very long time, as bigotry doesn't die easily. Like every group, LGBT people have to remain vigilant.
The Supreme Court's ruling may be a progressive move for Americans, but this is nothing new for animals. Did you know that at least 1500 species of animals have been engaging in homosexual activity sans judgment from their peers for eons?
At a moment when Marriage Equality has become national law, albeit by the slimmest of margins LGBTQI folk and our allies would be moronic not to realize how harrowing is this decision for millions who don't share our belief in what is now deemed to be a Constitutionally guaranteed right.
By sharing stories of our lives through music, particularly in places such as Ein Gedi, Jerusalem and Istanbul -- where it is relatively unusual to see artistic expressions of the LGBT experience -- we are planting seeds of change, not only in our audience but in ourselves.
A young gay writer just published an opinion piece telling people to stop displaying the rainbow flag colors on their profile photos. Why? Because "[g]ay pride is not something you can claim by waving a flag." Because "[t]he rainbow symbol is easy to co-opt, but the experience it represents is not." Because these people "were celebrating a victory they had no part in winning."
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."
When the founders of our nation landed on the shores of Cape Cod, it was with the pursuit of religious freedom. All the other truths we've fought for since that time, stemmed from this same quest.
This small token of changing a profile picture is what they can do now to show support and to some that's just the beginning. So let's leave those rainbow Facebook profiles up -- show your support and continue to do so until the very last battle is fought and won.