The pope just told the American Catholic religious right to shove off. He said that the political game they've been playing on behalf of people like the Koch brothers and Tea Party -- in the name of morality -- threatens, the moral structure of the Church.
Though we aren't fighting a traditional war, we are soldiers nonetheless, soldiers who, when called upon, will draw their sword to protect the younger ones from the hurt that they once endured, soldiers drafted into an army not by choice but by providence.
"It was profound, and admittedly a little nutty, but more importantly, it was one of the first times I realized something about myself as an actor: I am deeply committed to the work; I am very particular about the conveyance of the playwright's truths, be they fact or fiction."
The United Nations should return to the Olympic Truce language that specifically excludes LGBT people. Masking over the discrimination that we face and giving cover to governments like Russia only make us invisible and set back our advancement toward true equality.
We are dealing with a veritable juggernaut of lies. The problem is that we don't take this juggernaut seriously. We laugh at the outrageous lies uttered about us, but we fail to see that by not publicly and forcefully refuting them, we give them a clear field to influence Americans.
Who would have predicted just five years ago that potential contenders for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination would be knocking each other over -- in Iowa, no less -- trying to prove that they were the first to champion gay marriage?
These two men, both good-looking, nicely dressed, and in their late 20s, approached my stand and took a long glance around the dining room. "Hi, how are you? Would you like a table?" I asked. "Uh, um, no," one replied. "See, we're not together like that." Pause. What?
Suffering a brutal attack last October, Michael has been granted political asylum in the U.S. and currently lives in New York, where he and I spoke about the events that brought him here and the current state of affairs for the LGBT community in Nigeria.
Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!
My homosexual desires. They don't matter. But is that only if I don't act on them? Or will the church still condemn me for slow dancing with my partner at the next wedding we attend? If the answer is yes, Francis, then don't be alarmed when you hear me hanging up.
So what -- and where -- is or was your defining decade? When and where did you turn 18? What was going on politically, socially, culturally, environmentally and economically before you turned 30?
It looks like Mr. Putin, being fully aware of the results of the law would have on the western world, chose to care more about how he is perceived in his country than in the rest of the world.
I want to counteract the hate, silencing and fear with love. I want love to be the face of the equal rights movement for the LGBTQ community. I want to fill the world with love. Imagine what that could look like.
This week I talked with filmmaker Nicole Conn about her new film project She Walks in Beauty, based on her bestselling 2001 novel. Conn has teamed up with executive producer Elaine Sturgess to launch a search for a new movie star to be featured in the film.
It breaks my heart that I want to help and just don't know what I can do to effect change. So I'm plucking out words on my Mac, keyboard activism at its finest, because it makes me feel like I'm at least doing something, even if I'm not doing something.
The "sin" of homosexuality is no worse than any other sin discussed in the Bible, so the fact that this florist had never been compelled to refuse service to an obese person who could be suffering from the sin of gluttony.