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.
Yet there are those who apparently believe they can score points with younger gay men by denigrating their own generation who witnessed and survived the devastation of the dark years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Now that Harvey Milk is on a stamp, I'll be able to ask for him by name whenever I go to the post office. The announcement was made close to the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay official to hold public office.
Please ignore the egregious error being perpetrated by that nasty little website, Facebook. The folks at Facebook decided to send around a message to all my friends this week claiming that I have turned 49.
After that morning I became numb to the word faggot. But hearing the word again in Manhattan, in 2012, in my late 20s with a better haircut, shocked me.
I've been thinking about Kade a lot lately, about what his story means and how, at only 16, he'd died as a result of other people's ignorance and violence. What might have happened to us if he had made it? What might he have made of his life? I don't know.
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.