A doctoral student at Columbia University complains that political scientists have been ignoring the 25 million residents of Appalachia. He is correct.
He grew up and so did his shadow; but the older he got the more he realized that everywhere he went his rainbow cast its shadow. Society feared it most.
There were many signs of change at this week's ceremony in the Old Executive Office building to roll out the new forever stamp honoring Harvey Milk. But as I watched I thought of another, overlooked sign of change. Fifty years ago, the U.S. Post Office, was actively working to suppress that movement.
Since December, when U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby declared that Utah's refusal to allow same-sex couples to marry is unconstitutional, similar rulings by judges in other states across the country have been coming fast and furious.
This timely book addresses sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports. We've all been following the coming-out stories of male athletes Jason Collins, Michael Sam and, recently, Derrick Gordon, but it's rare to hear about the experience of a lesbian female athlete.
I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.
A coalition of black pastors filed an amicus brief in Michigan's gay marriage trial last Wednesday. The group hope to defeat efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in Michigan and in the brief they particularly rejected comparisons between the gay civil rights movement and the struggle for African Americans in this country.
Today, 29 states still lack protections for workers based on sexual orientation, and 32 do so based on gender identity.
They used to call the line between east and west the Iron Curtain. As of last week, you could call it the Sequined Curtain.
Joe Putignano They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Meet five souls who rise ...
The Dallas Principles were an effort to codify, in a manifesto of sorts, the values with which the LGBT community could most effectively move forward. I think we did a good job at expressing our beliefs and putting them into language that could be embraced by the community at large. Let's take them one by one.
Homophobia is not like having a fear of spiders or heights or the dark. It's significantly less primal or natural (an ultimate irony), and it's really not related to fear at all. Fear is a behavior that makes us retract and cower. Homophobia, of course, does just the opposite.
Whether it's new funding for monitoring coverage of LGBT issues or incorporating LGBT awareness in current media development initiatives around the world, we can make it so that the stories of LGBT individuals and communities are told with the accuracy and dignity that all people deserve.
I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.
This week I talked with filmmaker K. Rocco Shields about her multiple-award-winning viral short Love Is All You Need?, which is about to become a full-length feature film. The concept of the film follows the life of an ordinary heterosexual girl who is bullied in a world where everyone is gay.
"My family's always been very supportive of me. I came out to my family when I was 14, but I wouldn't really consider it a coming out; I just confirmed it. I've been a feminine boy forever. It was good they already realized."