Nicole was in the audience and I wanted so much not to embarrass her, but within minutes I was in tears. I saw girls, boys, and chaperones openly weeping. Every story touched a chord, snowballing into more emotion.
When I started the Facebook page "Gay Marriage USA" in 2011 there was a very conscious decision made on my part to include the words "gay marriage" in the title.
Even with the questions and the additional pressure, we realize our daughter was born in an amazing time.
Conservative religious traditions need not accept that men and women participate in homosexual relationships within their house of worship, but they are obligated to be tolerant of the rights of others in this secular society.
Stop with the whole, "Why is it OK to make fun of Tim Tebow for being a good Christian but we commend Jason Collins for being gay?" thing. When Tim Tebow can legally get fired in 29 states simply for being a Christian, then we'll talk.
This is the story of two couples; two couples who come out of the same post-war generation, and who built their lives around the same emotional core of love, commitment, and devotion to one another. And yet, their relationships were marked very differently by history and by the laws that governed their lives.
I gagged as I read Yasmin Nair's account of activist Angela Davis's recent speech insulting LGBTs who desire the right to marry. Davis says these LGBTs are motivated by a desire for "bourgeois respectability."
Can you really blame those like Rock Hudson who kept their personal lives as private from the public eye as possible? They want to be known for their talent and the work they produce, not their personal lives.
Where to go when in search of a LGBTQ-friendly higher power? Believe it or not, they are out there, but you have to know where to look, and how to peel away layer upon layer of spin doctoring to get to the fundamental truths.
For gay men of a certain age, Peter Rauhofer's sound is instantly recognizable, and probably conjures up fond memories of circuit parties and nights at the Roxy. I am of that age -- I came out in the New York nightlife scene of the 1990s and 2000s, which Rauhofer ruled.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.
The quality of web shows has improved dramatically in the last few years, and with internet institutions embracing the art form, the bar has been raised even higher. We are experiencing a veritable web series renaissance right now.
With Mothers Day 2013 approaching, the California-based nonprofit Forward Together has created a series of ecards that reflect the diversity of motherhood and parenting, a gesture that traditional Mother's Day cards have woefully ignored. Check out a slideshow of the beautiful cards.
On this Mother's day, I thought it appropriate to share a story about me and my daughter. Here goes!
Last Saturday I attended Gay Day at D.C.'s National Zoo. One by one, gaggles of gays would pass by one another, sharing glances and stares but never once speaking to the other herd. For an hour this continued, until I'd had enough inaction and decided to do something about it.
Jackie Robinson knew that his behavior and his alone could determine for the league and for the country whether or not blacks and whites would ever be able to assemble together. He had to be unflappable.