In those pre-internet days, I would scour every book and newspaper in hopes of finding the slightest reference that someone else might be gay like me.
If you are unable to inform sexual partners that they may be at risk for an STD, you should not be having sex. Failing to do so only puts your health at risk (and that of your partners) but, if you are HIV+, also subjects you to criminal prosecution!
I find this tremendously inspiring, and as close to a perfect mission statement for a Christian church as any I've ever seen.
Coming out appears to be particularly difficult for many Japanese LGBT people because of the importance of social conformity in Japan. Many college students told us that they had known perhaps only one openly LGBT person in their entire lives.
What does it mean then to prevail with God and be "blessed" by God? Though the root word of "bless" is "kneel," surely the human Jacob has not actually dominated or overpowered the Almighty Creator to become his conquest.
Would-be donors should consider whether "doing the most good" might mean supporting one of the many other effective and reputable charities that provide for the needy without engaging in anti-gay beliefs, policies, or political activities.
Christian shares what it's like for him to be a straight actor who is a gay icon and how that has impacted his career. He also discusses why it's easier today for straight actors to play gay roles in movies and television.
We were invited among the many groups serving as monitors in hopes that these elections would not be plagued by the rigging and fraud that were seen in the 2009 sham. Unfortunately what my queer colleagues and I saw was anything but free and fair.
Our nation and our science have come a long way since HIV/AIDS began mysteriously claiming lives in the United States. Unfortunately, many of our laws haven't kept up.
On December 6th and 7th -- as the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles met for its 118th annual convention -- the Diocesan LGBT Ministry offered convention goers the opportunity to sign onto this letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging a vote on ENDA.
As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.
In a recent blog post here on HuffPost, Gay Voices Editor-at-large Michelangelo Signorile writes in defense of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's reported relationship. I think that in his post, Signorile has unwittingly exposed a major generational divide in the gay community.
I asked my lesbian mother whether she would prefer if I turned out gay or straight. We were in my loft bed: a private place at the top of the world, perfect for a hushed conversation like this. I was aware of the topic's sensitivity and I knew I'd put her in a bind.
"So I guess I'm just slowly decorating our last Christmas tree." I'm pretty sure my face reflected his exact expression. We stared at each other for a moment.
The decision that Judge Spencer made has renewed my hope that no other couple in Colorado will face discrimination by a business owner based on their sexual orientation. It was never about the cake. It was about my son being treated like a lesser person.
This is not about just gorillas in Africa, or dolphins in Japan. It is also about pigs, cows and chicken's rights in the U.S.