Everyone fears the prick of the needle, but a conversation about HIV is just the medicine we need to fight HIV today.
When much of the world you live in continues to prove that it hates you, a strong, loving relationship isn't just a nice idea; it's part of surviving and living well.
For some, the Church is the final bastion in the culture war to preserve the notion held by some of "traditional family." For others, marriage is merely a civil contract, in which organized religion should have no part.
I am inspired by human beings who turn principle into action. That's why, years ago, I became involved with the LGBT+ community.
Readers and sales of books to readers are vital for the survival of small presses; readers are also crucial for our literature to flourish.
Selling quality products has nothing to do with a person's sexual orientation. In choosing to represent diversity, you are gaining a huge new market share of customers.
From the start, Fred had near-zero support for his particular brand of homophobia. He hated "fags" and "fag-lovers" and Kansans hated Fred. No one asks why we hated Fred. It's obvious. But I've always felt uneasy with the simplicity of our hatred.
After the Supreme Court's June 2013 decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the floodgates opened for federal rights and benefits to flow to legally married gay and lesbian couples. As we deal with our income taxes this year, Whether to Wed is a must-read.
While many people will be celebrating the death of Phelps, whose name is synonymous with irrational hate and vitriol, I think that today the world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community that we realize or understand.
It takes a certain amount of audacious irresponsibility to be a racist. You're swimming against the cultural current. I long for a world in which being homophobic makes as little sense as being racist. That's the kind of world I want to live in, the kind of world I want to raise my kids in.
I'm really no more different from my LGT and straight friends, just that I'm aware that historically I have had a slightly expanded sense of attraction. But that doesn't make me any less a part of the LGT community nor the straight community.
Recently, our leaders in Augusta -- good, honest Mainers -- did the right thing. They voted "No" and defeated LD 1428, a bill that purported to provide additional religious freedom protections in Maine.
"Many young gay men today accuse him of timidity, but I think that is totally unfair. For his day, he was the bravest man in Hong Kong's entertainment world."
In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...
When people say they support transgender people but oppose the specific issues that matter to the transgender community, it makes as much sense as saying you support the gay community, but oppose marriage equality and anti-bullying initiatives.