I appreciate that the athletes, including the ones who are openly gay, have trained long and hard to get to Sochi. That is exactly why they should speak out.
The new discourse within the gay community should be one of a right to sexual autonomy, and unadulterated acceptance of one's sexuality.
Where are the outraged voices of faith? The silence is deafening.
While Facebook is enjoying their good (and bad) PR from this bit, I wouldn't start building them a float for the pride parade. Fill out your gender however you like, but don't forget that this is just another marketing ploy.
This morning Emma showed me the YouTube of Ellen Page's speech in front of the LGBT youth conference where she spoke for some minutes before mentionin...
When I recently asked a friend not to publicly post a picture of a Christian brother and me goofing off in which he puckered up and I leaned in and kissed him on his cheek, I had no idea how hurtful my request would be.
Thursday I'm pulling my suit jacked out of the closet, shining my shoes and heading down to DC. I'll be joining a small band of health leaders attending Secretary Sebelius' annual LGBT listening session.
Michael Sam, the college football player who is expected to be a top NFL prospect, recently acknowledged publicly that he is gay. It immediately took me back to the moment I decided to reveal that I was gay, and I realized how much things have changed in some ways, but haven't in others.
Learning about the sexual health and behavior of patients is a critical piece of providing high-quality, patient-centered, accessible, and efficient health care -- and in many instances patients want to talk about sex with us.
There is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and it can't be expected that one movement will equally serve both groups. Transgender people still suffer from the bullying, discrimination and injustice from which many gays and lesbians have long since moved on. Now, more than ever, it's time for the LGB to start championing the "T."
Maybe YOU are someone else's role model and you don't even know it, and maybe never will know it. All the more reason you should be out and proud -- and your own role model.
I'm here today because I am gay. And because... maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.
When David began performing, it was up to the kids to play around and find ways to look good with the tools at hand. With the internet--in particular YouTube makeup tutorials--even baby queens can learn to create stunning looks.
While you and I may disagree on the nature of homosexuality, Mr. President, I know we can agree that the bill before you now would violate the God-given dignity of too many Ugandans.
As we win marriage equality, the focus of the right wing is shifting to "religious liberty" and anti-transgender legislation. Organizations will have to become more competent with transgender issues while figuring out how to raise money to advocate on the same.
Worthy of kudos is when I hear of friends who may not have verbally come out to their family, but instead mustered the willpower to bring their partner to a family gathering. I heard a few of these stories during the recent Lunar New Year festivities.