It may seem an improbability for most, but I haven't flicked through social media in several days. Ten days if I'm being precise. Because ten days ago...
If the Orlando shooting happened when I was still in the closet, I'd be scared to come out because I'd think I could be the victim of a gay hate crime.
There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...
When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...
I am biased. I know and love Michael McArthur, who wrote and performs the song "Love Wins." Michael wrote the song last summer when the Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality was now the law across the United States of America.
In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...
The statistics say 50 dead. A flat, even, cold number. But a sadly inaccurate one. One that completely fails to convey the true cost in life from one man's closeted and impotent rage. When I calculate it, I see 2453.
Sohail is not yet 30, so he has many years ahead to help build a more peaceful and loving world. His future is limitless and unknown. What is known is this: Sohail's past as a young Londoner who escaped radical Islam is behind him and now he's doing everything he can to help others do the same.
All these guys and girls could be my children considering their age. This is the reason why I decided to make a portrait series of all these guys and girls killed in Orlando.
As we joined the march, I looked over at my father, a man who had been proud in his youth, but now a man who was a different, more loving kind of proud. A man who understood that being a father is supporting your kids, providing a toast at their wedding -- even if it's another groom to whom he's toasting.
The fact is that mass grief has revisited the gay community. The question is now, what do we do about it?
I fight every day to be able to breathe as a POC person. As a queer person. As a trans person. It is on dance floors that many of us forget all of the "others" that we are. We rightfully lose ourselves.
The violent murder of innocent civilians by Omar Mateen, a psychotic and ideologically deranged individual, has led to further polarization in American politics. It has also opened up the wounds that so many citizens in the LGBTQ community have suffered at the hands of sanctimonious ideologies.
In the days since the shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando that took the lives of 49 people, mostly from the LGBTQ community, and wounded many more, there have been countless commentaries about how the LGBTQ community should respond to this tragedy.
You see, we LGBT people didn't exactly get to experience our childhoods and teenage years in the way that others did. So we spend our 20s and 30s living that out. To others we are fierce and fearless, young and energetic, strong and courageous.
How do we overcome addiction? Completely new actions. Can we apply the same principles to mass shootings?