Do people choose to be gay? Who cares? It doesn't matter. Both the question and the answer are irrelevant because, in the light of love, nothing but the love itself matters at all.
Since I was a young boy, I knew I had one important mission in life -- to be a father. Parenthood did not seem possible, or easy, for gay people ... until yesterday.
After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.
The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.
Jase Peeples They walk among us--those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who (and where) they are. These five guys cr...
As the election year progresses, many candidates in both parties and at every level will say it. Child-welfare professionals work mightily to make it a reality. Our country's laws and policies are intended to promote its essential truth: Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, permanent and loving family.
I've been thinking about the devious and devilish demagoguery of the North Carolina legislators and Governor who quickly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on ...
I encourage all of my friends, especially those still in North Carolina, to use your voices, platforms and anger to speak out about the impact of this bill on the lives of queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people navigating social and political life in the state -- and outside of it, too.
The cultural forces that allowed the Fifth Avenue parade organizers to keep gay groups out still exist, but they are no longer prevalent. This year, thanks to the dedication and hard work of activists (involving protests, civil disobedience and arrests), Irish gay groups are being included in the "official" St. Patrick's Day parade.
A United Nations human rights panel has raised concerns about the treatment of LGBTI minors in Iran and for the first time, asked the Iranian government to protect their rights as it is obligated to do under an international treaty governing children's rights.
I wanted to be heartfelt, nonpartisan, and as open as I could possibly be to my Republican, pro-life, NRA-approved, "family values" espousing state representative Kim King. This is what I sent her.
It really upsets me that in this day and age the LGBT community still feel unable to travel to any destination on earth. Clearly there is still some way to go in order to break down the barriers that exist and to ensure that the law is made equal everywhere.
It was a disheartening shock to my soul when an institutional policy revision was made to the handbook in regards to gay members of the Church and their families.
Jim Toy's legacy is impressive. He was the first person to come out publicly in Michigan, and a founding member of many key gay rights organizations. In 1972, he co-authored the "Lesbian-Gay Pride Week Proclamation", making the Ann Arbor city council, the first governing body of its kind in the nation to officially recognize Gay Pride.
What is most important in jumpstarting the creative mind is changing the pattern of behavior that we experience every day. The mind needs to be taken out of this routine, and allowed to be free to explore another path.
The fact that Sam Smith thought he might have been the first openly gay man to win an Oscar is not an insult against him but rather a larger indication of how gay culture today has forgotten its own roots.