When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...
"I think Bulleh Shah is fascinating but I fail to understand his relationship with his murshid," said a 14-year-old student of mine who was acting in a school play on the life of Bulleh Shah.
For all the innocent people who have lost their lives as a result of what may well have been Mateen's internalized homophobia turned outward, countless others lose their lives every day as a result of internalized homophobia and transphobia turned inward.
Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting t...
The massacre of patrons in a Florida nightclub at the hands of a Muslim homophobe shines a harsh spotlight on Islamic beliefs about homosexuality and ...
"You know, he'd prefer his son be strangled then spend time with you if he knew that you're gay." That's what the mother said to her son. She didn't...
Beautifully choreographed, "Carol" tells the story of a stunning, married, woman with a four-year-old daughter. She befriends and then romances a younger woman she meets casually who barely has developed a sense of herself. Their friendship evolves into a deep love that complicates their lives with men who don't understand them.
I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.
It's ironic, that some years later, in an era where marriage equality is now a national mandate and where gay couples are more out and proud than ever, that to be a gay man is being still distilled down to one limited definition, that gay culture is falling into the same trap that heteronormative America has fallen into.
The United Methodist General Conference, our four-year festival of legislation, prayer and bad manners has wound up.
Ok. Enough already. I am so tired of hearing about bathrooms. I could quote statistics, but for those who really believe their sons and daughters are going to be raped in a public bathroom by a transgender person it is pointless. In fact, there's been a myth out there for years about rapes in public bathrooms, whether by transgender, gay, or straight.
In the course of a day, nearly all LGBTQIA people in this country must be aware that their identity and even their sole existence may endanger their personal safety.
It is important in opening to your sexual truth to understand that sexuality is on a continuum between heterosexual and homosexual, and anywhere you are on that continuum is what is right for you.
For years, I have said my struggle is not knowing what I believe about homosexuality and Christianity. But that's a lie. My struggle has been more about my own fear of being kicked out of fellowship in the Bible Belt for being willing to defend gay people.
My parents stories are fare too common, yet some many people experiencing similar circumstances continue to struggle.
Travel broadens the mind, there's no doubt about that and as a gay man I want to be able to travel to the four corners of the globe, without feeling limited, restricted or shameful of who I am.