Schadenfreude is a wonderful German word, meaning to pretend to be saddened by another's misfortune while secretly rejoicing in it. It is a specialty ...
I'm an unlikely sex podcaster. Wildly unqualified. I've never been in a sex shop. I have no degree in sexology. I'm a middle-aged married mom of two whose work and hobbies generally bore fellow dinner guests, if I were invited to dinner parties, which I haven't been, of late.
This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.
As the leaders of the global Anglican Communion converge in Canterbury this week for a week-long meeting, the number one concern for 80 million Anglicans worldwide is whether the church will have a major schism over same-sex unions.
Rock and roll in general, and David Bowie, in particular, helped me transition out of the hypocritical society where my parents dwelled. I got into Bowie around the same time I started questioning the upper class Iranian society of the seventies.
My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.
There is an ongoing debate whether the flow of history is pushed forward more by ineluctable forces or by the prominent people who represent them. I u...
While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.
My last HuffPost piece, ...
It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.
The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.
With the emergence of gay liberation such expressions of sadness and loss faded from view, replaced, at least publicly, with more politically "useful" feelings of righteous anger and pride. But the queer holiday blues have persisted.
I would go as far as to say that forgiveness is the oil of personal relationships; in our most successful relationships we probably (unwittingly) do it many times a day. And just as with the bigger and more extreme stories on The Forgiveness Project website, forgiveness in daily life is an extraordinarily useful tool that has the ability to repair broken relationships.
It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.
Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is "Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030." The national theme for this year is "The time to...
In the premiere episode of Unzipped Dallas, get to know the all new cast as they discuss their relationship status, their turn ons, and the qualities they look for in a potential match.