Last week the AP decided in an internal memo on style that reporters should not refer to individuals in legal same-sex marriages as "husbands" or "wives" as they'd refer to individuals in legal heterosexual marriages. That's completely misguided.
Reflecting upon society's views of the humor they find in homosexuality; I wonder if this serves as an indicator of an acceptance of gays and lesbians, or if we are the butt of jokes that mask a level of uncomfortability with our growing equality.
There's no question that Pope Benedict XVI"s resignation is a reflection of a crisis occurring in the Catholic Church. But to those Catholics, gay and non-gay alike, who have hopes that the change will be positive, I'd offer up the old expression, "Better the devil you know."
At this very moment there are closeted gay politicians in Washington and across the country voting against gay rights in part to cover for themselves, driven by personal ambition. They are dangerous individuals.
Thanks to players like Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo and their pro-gay advocacy, we're seeing a shift among NFL players, but the leadership needs to take strong stand against Culliver's kind of bigotry if that shift is to continue.
If the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the "girlfriend hoax" story indeed constructed an elaborate cover story for his gay closet, as so many gay men do in worlds that demand they be heterosexual, the emotional jolt of humiliation and embarrassment at being exposed will be overwhelming.
The controversies surrounding former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Rev. Louie Giglio of Passion City Church underscore two facts of American life in 2013: The LGBT rights movement has advanced at a rapid pace, and anything you said 20 years ago is available in a click for the world to see.