A good army doesn't fight each other. They zero in on the enemy who is keeping them outside the gate. And right now, the lgbt community isn't acting like the good army we need to be.
Putin's tactic is "two steps forward, and one step back". When he takes a step back, the west rejoices, but we should be very careful and watchful. For Putin is preparing the next steps.
I do not claim to be anything other than my own personal mixture of identifiers and traits that make me who I am. But I'd like to believe it's still possible to strive to understand another group's inequalities so that we can keep striving for fairness in our culture. That is how equality is won.
Sometimes the engagement achieved while knocking on doors as a candidate for office turns out to be of great personal significance, one that ties together loose ends from one's life, and the life discovered overlaps so much with one's own that it is uncanny. This is one such story.
Yes -- I am insecure about not being able to fully deliver for him. No matter what I do -- kiss his boo-boo, sing him a lullaby, make dinner, play catch, hold him when he is frightened -- I will never really be his mom.
When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.
Three years ago the world and I lost Thomas Lee Bridegroom. Tom loved me like no one ever had. He taught me to love myself and reminded me every day that I was worthy of my own love and the love of others. His absence has been felt each and every day of these past three years.
The barbarism in Brunei shows us everything that's wrong with the TransPacific Partnership. We should not give special privileges to countries that spit on basic American values.
As the name implies, ENDA is supposed to end discrimination against LGBTQ employees, but it doesn't. In fact, ENDA does just the opposite: It sanctions discrimination based on religion.
You're going to be my child and I'm going to love you forever. Everything I am working for in my life right now is so you could be proud of me.
The sexuality of the participants in any wedding should not be of any concern to anyone other than the two people getting married. As far as I am concerned two people that WANT to get married, should be able to get married.
There's a lot of insight in a little Twitter bio. Celebrity blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton's reads first and foremost, 'a proud dad.' It's a shock to many, yet Perez says, 'What surprised me the most about being a dad was how much it surprised other people.'
This week I talked with singer/songwriter Jen Foster about the "SHE4ME" marriage-equality PSA that is airing on Logo TV. The 30-second spot features clips from "SHE4ME," the superb, award-winning marriage-equality music video set to a remix of Foster's iconic lesbian anthem "She."
Gays were vilified for supposedly having destroyed Eich's career -- when no LGBT groups or gay pundits actually called for him to resign -- while most people, including some of those who defended Eich, seem fine with Donald Sterling's demise and the sanctions by the NBA.
As LGBTQ people, improving our quality of life is our central social change concern but only when our life is not in daily risk. When we are not sure we will have a life tomorrow to defend the quality of, we focus on what is hurting us most deeply every day.
Mississippi, a state that tends to be at the bottom of every index of states -- where bottom is not good -- has passed a misnamed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Like most government legislation, the name has nothing to do with its actual intent.