Even within the borders of equality states -- and across the country, the vestiges of laws that denigrate, demean, and degrade, of course, remain. For each legal victory, there are still far too many personal defeats for LGBT Americans.
Shortly before starting high school, my mom convinced me that a change might do me some good. So following a summer sweeping and stripping floors and hauling trash as a janitor at the elementary school, I moved four hours south, a world away.
I recently watched the movie Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. I actually thought, "Wouldn't it be sweet to have a president who can speak Tootsie-style?" She fearlessly ripped open the curtain to reveal the dysfunction all around her/him. It woke everyone up in a painful, yet positive way.
What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.
We should make our stance clear in words and in deeds and plainly state our revulsion with Russian homophobic policies. Despite our belated arrival on the right side of issues of equality, we must stand strong against discrimination of any kind.
I feel thrilled for Robin Roberts. She survived a terrible ordeal with cancer to emerge beautiful, victorious and finally able to come out publicly ab...
Kluwe has drawn a great deal of attention to a subject far too neglected by this country. His book, "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" sure has candor, and was great fun to read. However, I take issue with his latest Deadspin piece.
In place of the usual resolutions -- like losing weight and paying down debt -- I'd like to suggest something else altogether for readers to focus on over the next year: Resolve to work for LGBT equality.
If millennials don't have a progressive/libertarian presidential candidate to vote and volunteer for in 2016, you can be sure we'll run one of our own down the line.
For you, who I slurred, I am eternally grateful for my comeuppance, horrified by any pain I may have caused you, and deeply sorry for bullying and calling you a fag. Especially when you are the rubber and I am the glue, and everything I said bounced off you and stuck to me.
We seek out community, or we make parenting groups in the communities where we live. There's nothing fancy about it, even though it's really amazing when it works out that somewhere feels like home.
It's a special sort of condescending love we've reserved for the gay community. We'll agree to love them, accept them, welcome them -- but we reserve the right to see them as different. We reserve the right to say "them" instead of "us." So I'm done.
Let me explain in pure prose -- a love letter, even -- the beauty of gay attraction as I've known it with absolutely no consideration of the body part that, according to Mr. Robertson's base obsession, must be what I long for and what must make me gay.
As the debate over marriage equality continues, two significant questions have consistently reared their heads: First, is marriage?; and second, who should regulate it?
There is no need to rehash this Duck Dynasty mess. We have all said our bits and pieces about Phil Robertson's racism and homophobia. And it will cont...
Personally, 2013 has been a landmark year, but more importantly, it has been been a year that hosted some of the most ground-breaking LGBTQ events in American and world history. Before we charge into 2014, we should reflect on these significant occurrences.