Every man doesn't need a mate. So a toast to being fine with who you are and who you're with (or not with). It's time to explore variety of expression and form without judgment--singly, paired or whatever rocks your boat.
My mother reminds me everyday that human kindness and empathy have no borderlines. This is not an abstract conceit mired in convoluted politics. It's an elementary part of being cognizant and alive.
Leaders of various LGBT groups gave speeches, we all sang, we hugged, we held up a huge rainbow flag, we took photos and we proudly protested against hate.
Creating safe and supportive spaces for bi people is life-saving. If nothing else, I hope that March's awareness campaign motivates others to recognize that fact and start creating those spaces in their communities.
So I'm rocking back and forth, with my feet half way off the curb. I'm 27. Other than two recent (brief and disastrous) stabs at same-sex intimacy, the most overtly gay thing I've done is spend four years at a college where you could major in musical theater.
Whew. My husband and I made it back from our gay cruise to Indonesia and environs without being buried alive under stones.
Joey Parker I used to think it would be great if there was a news station that reported nothing but good stories day and night. Random acts of kindn...
There was never a particular moment when AJ Young felt that he was supposed to be a guy, but it was more of a continual questioning why it was he felt uncomfortable around friends and family.
What protects American freedom is exactly the same thing that protects our freedom in sweet T&T-- a brilliantly worded secular constitution, keeping the cultural black hole that is absolutist, supremacist religious/political fundamentalism from swallowing up the rainbow.
Consulting a few bisexuals, only for quotes in dismissive pieces like the aforementioned, doesn't make up for not running stories on what is really happening in everyday bisexual people's lives. We are so much more than our habits in the bedroom.
As a matter of public policy, there is no practical reason to ban gay marriage. When gay people get married, it helps provide stability to their homes. It harms nobody. Conversely, denying gays that right offers no tangible benefit to other people.
Everyone's story is different, and yet all stories have the same basics. You meet someone, you have feelings for someone, you make that known, it works out or not. Neither Arlene nor Clara can remember much detail, other than it was "that kiss" that first sealed it.
That's the good news. But not every loving family with same-sex parents lives in a state where their legal rights are protected. And many transgender Americans live in the 32 states where they can still lawfully be denied a job or a home solely on the basis of their identity. That is not right. And those laws need to change.
Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.
When exactly did folks begin using the bible as an excuse to hate everyone who isn't white, Christian, male and straight? I mean, if I should be killed simply because I'm gay and the bible said so then surely they should meet that same fate for their actions right?!
The word "homosexual" has become a pejorative term for gays and lesbians. Those who are anti-gay always use the term "homosexual" and never "gay" because they say there is "nothing gay about being a homosexual," and that homosexuality is a choice, which we now know is not true.