I mean, really, if Scientology can call itself a Church, why can't we? I don't know about you, but I could use some tax-exempt status when I bang the old headboard. And we could finally use protections afforded freedom of religion by the Constitution.
There are lots of struggles inside Arab terrain today -- about human rights, about the role of women, about gay people, religion, education, about modernity in general -- but inclusive language that buttresses society's evolution and advancement seems important.
I don't think your pal Duke is about to cry any time soon Chester, and he'll probably keep swatting you every time you do. But don't let that stop you, whenever you got a real beauty of a lump going in your throat, from blubbering away.
In almost 80 countries around the world gay people are outlawed -- to be themselves is a crime. Imagine a world where anyone, anywhere can be who they are and love who they choose. That's the world that AllOut.org is building.
Violence against local gay men and lesbians continues unchecked, with three incidents in as many weeks recently, including a double murder. And why is this so? Tradition? Christ? A misplaced morality that is in fact immoral?
When Anderson Cooper announced in a short and precisely worded email that he is, in fact, homosexual, it immediately became a national news item. ABC News, Fox News and even CNN ran stories about Cooper's sexuality. We should not be proud of this.
Seventy-five years ago, another king couldn't take up the job because he wanted to wed a divorcée; no one's challenging Prince Charles' right of succession for doing the same. So if gay Christians want to borrow some traditions of marriage, why should the fuddy-duddy bishops stop them?
She moved from the suburbs into New York's Greenwich Village, where she found a vibrant lesbian community, and reclaimed joy. The mother who had been so profoundly depressed throughout my childhood wrote me, "I wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and am so happy to be alive."
No, it's not a typo. It's a new word, meaning the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia. My friend Giles Fraser, an extraordinarily clever English clergyman, invented it. And so he inspired me to start a list of the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia.
The whole "leads to" reasoning seems to spring from a dearth of convincing arguments against marriage itself. Denying people the right to legally structure their lives around a loving relationship doesn't make good copy.
We have built a safe space, financially and professionally and emotionally. But we are the lucky ones. It's easy for gays like us to say, "We don't need parades anymore. We don't need Pride." We aren't the ones still trying to survive.
Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, N.C. gives "dads" special dispensation to punch their gender-nonconforming kids and snap their limp wrists. The reason I bring this hateful bile to your attention is that it brings to mind a recent study.
Lately I have really been deconstructing my views on sexuality to get to the bottom of why women are treated unfairly. I've invited back the gorgeous sex educator Carlin Ross to help me break down my issues.