Does the Constitution require states to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples?
Should states be required to recognize gay and lesbian marriages performed in other states in which it is legal?
As the Supreme Court gets ready to hopefully legitimize a belief that many of us in the LGBT community already consider an inalienable right -- marriage equality for all -- it's high time we start preparing ourselves for the next major issue to address: intersectionality.
Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.
Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.
Does "black gay privilege" still hold when trying to negotiate a raise or a promotion? It is one thing to evaluate a person's multiple social identities on paper and quite another to evaluate that individual in person.
Comedian/writer/awesome human Akilah Hughes created a neat video that breaks down intersectionality in feminism... with pizza. The video, which she shared on her Twitter account, includes awesome pizza metaphors to illustrate the issue in a new and mouthwatering way.
The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.
I wear makeup. Not every day, but then, I work from home, so half the time I don't put on my clothes, let alone my face. But if I'm going out and I have time, I'll do my makeup. But what message am I sending my kids?
More germane, if you are a negro and part of the LGBT community, step aside; we need to register you as a person fighting for the black cause or the gay cause, pick one -- you can't do both. These are mutually exclusive.
During one of our discussions about gender expectations, one of my senior girls says, "A master key is a key that can open any lock. That's how we treat boys having sex. But, a lock that can be opened by any key is a bad lock. That's how people look at girls." Brilliant. Devastating.
This is the truth of what happens to women and girls around the world. We are brutalized and then re-victimized because in some way the violence visited us was "our fault." We see this in the United States and around the world.
When black people are homophobic, they are doing the oppressor's work for them, and when white queers erase the experiences and efforts of black transgender women and LGBTQ youth of color, they are doing the oppressor's work for them.
There is a fine line between showcasing the beauty of ASL, and utilizing sign language as a gimmick. Hearing artists often toe this line without even considering the opportunities that exist for better collaboration.
Regardless of the normative circumstances of death and destruction going on all around her in the 14th Century, Julian of Norwich believed in the power of God to partner with us in liberating the self through love.
Police officers who clearly treat whites and blacks differently have been given military hardware and rules of engagement that allow them to be more aggressive and escalate the use of force faster than troops in a war zone. Let that sink in for a moment.
Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.
I am a transsexual woman. I am therefore marginalized and oppressed. Such is the nature of life for transgender people in the home of the brave and the land of the free. I live in a red state. I am therefore pushed further to the margins. However, for me, this is only part of the story.