Even gacked-out on drugs, I knew this competition was rigged. The winner was going to win a huge sack of blow and a lot of bread to wipe it up with. This was the '80s. And in Atlantic City the gay bars were run like everywhere I'd grown up: mafia-style.
It wasn't until I was in a conversation with a group of peers that someone suggested (first prefaced that they weren't homophobic) that many gays such as myself would be accepted more if we "turned it down a bit." Come again?
I've come to rescue you. You see, it's possible to understand, and even enjoy The Nutcracker.
Who is putting together the group of people who want to tell the drug companies to make HIV drugs accessible to everyone?
When the end of legalized-discrimination against LGBT people finally happens in America, and it will happen, the fight for equality in this county will not be finished.
Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender-loving persons.
I know that maybe some of you are surprised, and maybe some of you aren't. I also know that the last time you and I spoke, might be the last time we will ever speak. I know that for some of you, it's only just opened the friendship that we have, and for others maybe unfortunately it just ended the one we had.
I went into Reaching For the Moon as blind as could be, having never heard of Elizabeth Bishop, her poetry, Lota de Macedo Soares, or the creation of Flamengo Park, and I left totally curious and enthralled by all of it.
The Secret Garden cemented my love affair with books -- well, novels -- and their power primarily to shield me from nay-saying, which I came to realize much later as bulwark against internalized homophobia.
If the House of Representatives passes ENDA, companies will be forced to think about developing best hiring practices to attract a more diverse workforce. Developing this type of environment inside the workplace isn't an easy task but can be accomplished with a few simple guidelines.
It's a beautiful, moving film about a very tender subject: artists who die young but leave us an extremely important part of themselves. How do you preserve this? How do you keep this beautiful "self" alive when it's a piece of art?
Some survive the maelstrom and become stronger; others, like Dan, pay a very heavy price. Throwing the glare of heavy klieg lights on an already traumatized person is a recipe for disaster.
Most of the kids that the Hetrick-Martin Institute served were kids of color. We black, Puerto Rican, Asian, Indian and biracial kids were finding a way out of no way, creating impromptu families because our real families hated us or no longer claimed us as their own.
There is an extra man in our relationship. I don't think about him too much, but every once in a while I have to or I want to or I forget something about him that I want to remember. So that's when I usually ask my wife to help me out.
These days jokes about my sexuality hardly bother me, but the ownership that many women feel they have over it most certainly does. Let's dish! (I'm thinking my new catchphrase will really help reinforce my masculinity.)
Dr. Elly Tams, a 43-year-old professional woman who studied gender theory, thought it would be a great idea to send out thousands of abusive emails and tweets using homophobic language.