Forget to make dinner reservations and order a bouquet for your partner this Valentine's Day? Go to a movie, sit in the back and make out like teenagers.
During a telephone interview, Terri Nunn of Berlin revealed the Los Angeles-based runner-up of both RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 2 and RuPaul's All-Star Drag Race is heavily featured in the music video introducing their seventh studio album, Animal.
I don't want you to walk away from this letter thinking that I'm not targeting your children. I most certainly am. Here are just a few things I want your kids to know.
One of the most annoying sidebars of Michael Sam's coming out is how some LGBTs who will take it upon themselves to play armchair psychologist and proclaim the African-American community intrinsically homophobic.
This morning I overheard a man in his mid-fifties say, "Isn't he a homo?" Naturally, I assumed he was talking about me, so I looked up from my book and started to not-so-accidentally eavesdrop. Turns out, they were talking about Michael Sam.
I AM GAY. With those three words Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay African American male to possibly be drafted into the ranks of the NFL. I can only imagine that an enormous weight has been lifted from this 24-year-old man's shoulders.
This week I talked with Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, about the 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, which recently took place in Houston, and her spin on LGBT issues.
To stand behind this law is to stand behind discrimination, in Jesus name. And that is something His name should never, ever be used to defend.
As soon as I put the toothbrush in my mouth, I realized what I'd done and went straight for the vodka.
Not feeling the love? Sorry, but when I consider these issues, I just can't. I hear the kinder, gentler tone. I note the warm and fuzzy optics. But as for the prospect of real change -- no. I don't see it.
I decided to not only empower my students, but give them a forum where they can freely, and without judgment, share their thoughts, views and opinions on the topics that are current and being discussed in the mainstream media.
Students teetered slightly above my knee, scissors were always a little too small, and I had to hunch over to write on the blackboard. Though on parent's night, it wasn't my size that surprised parents, but my gender.
Tolerance gets us very little. Respect is a good start. Love opens doors. Love transcends identity. When we can learn to truly love one another, not in spite of, but because of all of our differences, we will truly be on our way towards full equality.
One day I met a man who helped me redefine what my sexuality means to me. This guy, whom I will refer to as "James," was attractive: He had this way with words, and a smile that took my breath away. James happens to be transgender; he was assigned "female" at birth.
In any locker room, all men -- straight, bisexual and gay -- look at one another. They size each other up, comparing their bodies and penis sizes with those of other men. But we gay and bisexual men have years of practice and experience being appropriate and mindful.
It was one of the most powerful moments we shared when he revealed his personal struggles with love, relationships, and fears of being "found out." Now, I understood the great lengths he had gone to fool friends and family. But he couldn't have understood how much he had fooled me.