Two Internet memes are promoting literary issues that I care about deeply. On May 1, 2, and 3, a groups of activists using Twitter hashtags raised awareness about the need for diverse characters and story lines in children's and young adult books.
I realized this weekend that, even though I am a dedicated advocate for LGBT equality and have been fairly open about my own coming out, I still get challenged by some of the historic steps we are making in the arch of justice for the gay community.
Exercise is a promise that isn't easy to keep. It is sometimes glorious, sometimes hideous, but always valuable.
I've started engaging homophobes in deep conversation, looking for the reasons, spoken and unspoken, that they feel this total incomprehension, disgust and dislike when it comes to gay people, especially gay men. My findings have led me to a sort of classification of homophobia into seven (often overlapping) types.
As the co-founder of a leading relationship-focused gay and lesbian dating site what I am about to say may come as a shock to you: You may never find someone.
Rev. Graham, I had to take issue with you when you said you agreed with Vladimir Putin that we need to protect the children and not allow gays to adopt. You believe only a man and a woman in a "traditional" marriage can properly raise a child up in to the way they should go.
Being a parent can sometimes seem like trying to juggle on a roller coaster. Being an LGBT parent can sometimes seem like trying to do so without the safety belt everyone else is wearing. But the experience is really not so different for any of us. It takes balance, flexibility, and nerves of steel.
When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.
It's that time of year when single lesbians converge on Ptown. Why now? It's "Lesbian Time," and it's your chance to find the lesbians. Why is this i...
At a UN press launch in Mumbai today, the United Nations Human Rights Office unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style pop video called "The Welcome," which tells the story of a young man who brings his boyfriend home to meet his family for the first time.
Every year The Publishing Triangle recognizes outstanding LGBT books published in the last year and gives two special awards -- a Leadership Award and...
In the name of not getting too naughty here, let's just say it's a feast for the senses. The thing is that if you're not feeling so secure about your nether regions, oral sex might become a problem. And that's a problem.
Lately I'm beginning to feel like a minority in the lesbian community. As an African American lesbian it's very rare to find a woman who likes to date...
I've been deeply hurt by the judgment and anti-gay discourse of Christian communities. I still can't believe what I hear coming out of the church -- no pun intended. But a few months ago I started a challenge to go back to church.