The Senate's 64-32 vote on ENDA represents historic progress in the march for full equality under the law for LGBT people. And, most importantly, for the first time, a body of Congress has passed ENDA legislation that includes protections for transgender people.
Fifteen years ago, Hawaii and Alaska became the first U.S. states to pass constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage. And in this short period of time, despite massive opposition from the right, Americans are finally starting to recognize everyone as equals.
So, Hallmark: How about an ornament pleading with customers not to give holiday-themed clothing as gifts and to avoid trotting out the ones they already possess?
America's pews are becoming dramatically more welcoming to gays and lesbians and increasingly reflective of the nation's racial and ethnic diversity, according to the latest results from a major study of U.S. congregations.
When I ask Shakhawat Hossain if it's true that he's the first openly gay Bangladeshi, he quietly demurs. "Lately more Bangladeshis are coming out to their families, and they're a lot more courageous than me."
I've been recommending this production to everyone I talk to. Having grown up in a generation that bypassed the worst of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, it's crucial that we remember the struggles endured and the lessons learned.
A few weeks it was reported that two young women had been manhandled, arrested, beaten up and thrown into a jail cell for engaging in a same-sex kiss at a public gospel concert in a park in Brazil. I am in touch with one of the women, who told me about what happened at the event.
That's what made it so fun to be a conservative. Now it's just equality for all, blah blah blah.
When does your craving for time with your child cross the line? And does it matter? Here are a handful of my own experiences -- my attempts to be the equal mother that I once was in my child's life. Over the line? Interference or equal opportunity? You decide.
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
There is nothing particularly just, reasonable, fair or simple about risking one's health to fly across the country to avail oneself of the privileges that heterosexual people enjoy. But that is exactly what my 47-year-old, terminally ill cousin and her partner of 15 years did.
I think it's hard for people who have never been denied basic dignity and respect, or had to listen as others debated their lives and relationships as a "divisive political issue," to grasp the emotions that wash over you after a lifetime of being told you are wrong and less-than.
Is Santa gay?! Could it be? Hallmark seems to think there's something really wrong with being gay... so they changed an entire Christmas carol to make their point!
Hamed Sinno, the openly gay frontman of the Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila, is gay. His gay voice represents the entire Arab world. Through his gay songs he captures the angst of the youth, singing about things no one gay has ever sung about in a gay way.
Oh, and the Obamacare website sucks and Kim & Kanye got engaged. Whew! It's been quite a week.
I didn't want to run a marathon again. I had already run the New York City Marathon three times, and I felt like I had gotten what I needed from it. I'd had an amazing experience each year I'd run, and my times had gotten better with each race. I was happy with that.