There is a pervasive cultural myth that all gays are rich, and that all Asian Americans are overachievers. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ and AAPI are therefore often assumed to be better off. However, these misconceptions all too often mask real struggles and hardships faced by LGBTQ AAPI communities.
History was made Friday as a lesbian couple, seeking asylum in the United States, celebrated their marriage at San Francisco City Hall.
Sandy Sachs is most famous for co-founding Girl Bar Los Angeles and Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs over 25 years ago. This party was the world's biggest lesbian gathering before evolving into Dinah Vegas, now in its fourth year.
While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.
When Judy, my partner of 31 years, died and left me alone in my mid-sixties, I knew I was facing yet another new start. How will I handle this?
For years, the dominant question for LGBT professionals was whether it was safe to be out at work. Though the battle is far from over, the growing acceptance of gay marriage and the coming out of prominent executives like Apple's Tim Cook has moved the discourse to the next level.
"I think that everyone just desires to be and to feel loved. Accepted. Not tolerated (I think that word is gross.) There are so many of us who go through life not feeling loved and completely alone, dealing with some huge circumstances by ourselves. I don't want that."
Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."
All that was dirty, scuffed, and gray is now virgin white. Fresh glistening snow has softly but relentlessly covered Manhattan, blanketing its streets.
In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.
I want What Can I Ask to be a root for Dykewomon that holds fast, binding her poetry to the roots of other righteous lesbian-feminist poets, providing a site for engaged reading and interpretation.
In this exclusive audio montage I talked with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Palm Springs which recently celebrated its 25 anniversary.
Considering Indiana has now become a national joke for LGBT discrimination, it was a sharp reminder that not everyone in the state echoes the legislature's pro-discrimination stance.
I believed that these ideas were all part of what it meant to live a life shaped by the gospel, and as a result, I also bought into the idea that there is one, single narrative for "true" Christians to live into -- a single narrative that looks a lot like a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Today, I passed as straight. Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to not have it be a thing, being queer is a thing. It's a truism of coming out that some of us don't "look" queer, and that means we have to come out more often, because otherwise no one will know.
One fall day in September 2001, I lost almost everything I held dear when I stumbled upon an email not intended for me. In it, I learned that my then-partner of six years, "Rob," had broken the commitments we'd made and that, in fact, I'd been lied to from the start of our relationship.