Fred Phelps, until his death in March this year, and his Westboro Baptist Church -- composed mainly of family members -- travel around the country pro...
Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
What if you could see yourself as lucky? Lucky in life and lucky in love? Researchers now know that we can create our own luck. And there are four things that lucky people consistently do!
She is a successful and talented jewelry designer. She is charitable. And, did I mention the smoking hot part? Well, after I talked to her I also learned that she is very smart, an extremely hard worker, passionate about giving back, grounded.
Dear Grandma, Hey. It's your grandson Levi. You probably don't remember this like I do, but one year ago, I 'came out' as a gay man to the world in a story published on the Huffington Post.
Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.
When exactly did folks begin using the bible as an excuse to hate everyone who isn't white, Christian, male and straight? I mean, if I should be killed simply because I'm gay and the bible said so then surely they should meet that same fate for their actions right?!
The word "homosexual" has become a pejorative term for gays and lesbians. Those who are anti-gay always use the term "homosexual" and never "gay" because they say there is "nothing gay about being a homosexual," and that homosexuality is a choice, which we now know is not true.
Why invest in LGBTQ literary culture? Literature builds empathy. All people need empathy, but queers particularly need empathy to achieve our civil and human rights agenda.
If accepted by the Supreme Court, the arguments Hobby Lobby is advancing may pose a serious threat to anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
Our budding whatevership ended not with a bang but a whimper, á la T.S. Eliot. Of course one foiled date isn't the same as the world ending, but it sure would've been nice to have someone to hold hands with again.
A conversation with your gay teen does not end after an acceptance of their sexual choices. They, too, need help getting out of complicated relationships and negotiating all of the tricky aspects of relationships.
Readers and sales of books to readers are vital for the survival of small presses; readers are also crucial for our literature to flourish.
I'm really no more different from my LGT and straight friends, just that I'm aware that historically I have had a slightly expanded sense of attraction. But that doesn't make me any less a part of the LGT community nor the straight community.
Why should I forgive that evil ex-lover who stole my money and tried to damage my relationship with my child? I was startled to realize how much venom I still carried for a person I broke up with eight years ago.
On this night I just can't help but offer my two cents to the asshole whose blatantly anti-Semitic, homophobic slurs begin to radiate throughout the space where I so calmly and coolly am drinking a semi-local brew on my night off.