I have never been to Uganda, but I have been to Arizona, and now I am not wanted in either, apparently. It's not because I am white, or because I am American, or because I make darn-good money and could contribute to tourism. Rather, I'm not wanted because I'm gay.
I've realized that many friends and clients quietly abandoned hook-up apps. While the voluntary withdrawal is justified by slightly different reasons; there seems to be a common complaint: a high level of stress associated with usage.
What lies at the root of my anxiety is what I now understand to be a deadly combination of extreme information sharing and ambiguous calls to action.
Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...
For those who remained in the military, the ever-present fear kept them firmly entrenched in the closet, unable to speak openly or acknowledge their own families in public. That was just the way it was. Then history shifted.
We know the path to equality is an uneven course, which is why we, along with our many partners, work tirelessly in more than 170 countries around the world.
The U.S. needs to immediately hold him responsible for the welfare of two American citizens and demand verifiable information on their safety, or proof of their deaths and the return of their remains.
Although hate crime provisions weren't applied in this case -- and, truth be told, won't be applied in any case tried in Russia any time soon -- the punishment for the gang is severe. The murder charges do carry aggravating circumstances and were appropriately applied in this case.
My grandma called last week. She'd been clipping news stories about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* (LGBT) movement's progress all over the country and had some questions for me.
No one is saying that a church has to host a gay wedding, or that Catholics must ordain women. Religious institutions operate according to religious rules, as our constitution allows. But the free market is different.
We all stand to benefit from bringing people out of the shadows, improving access to law enforcement and supporting local businesses.
When the wolf of bias, bigotry and discrimination presents itself in the sheep's clothing of 'protecting religious liberty' it is crucial for religious leaders to speak the truth that will set us all free. Stepping up to that challenge is the Episcopal Bishop of Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith.
What I found when I got to Kampala was a beautiful city and wonderful, loving people. I also found a community living in fear and not able to move around for rational fear of being arrested, attacked or worse.
Gates' book is getting a lot of attention because he slams Vice President Biden, Congress and its leaders, various White House staffers, even President Obama. But the DADT sections reveal a petulant Gates determined to be the quarterback making the calls on DADT, not the president.
Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.
These discriminatory laws are not about "religious freedom." From a Christian perspective, such legislation is the betrayal of everything Jesus of Nazareth taught.