Present-day Brooklyn is a world away from Central Point, Virginia, circa 1958, but in these moments I am struck by the ease with which most of us are able to live our lives. That's when I say a quiet thank you to Mildred and Richard Loving.
What's the city equivalent of being stranded on a desert island these days? It's being without a landline, Internet, or television service. That was me last week, and I wasn't sure I'd survive.
My partner and I have been compared to TV's quintessential gay dads quite a few times over the years. (My trainer at the gym once told me, "You're like the big guy, because you're so, um, funny!") And their milestones have mirrored ours on many occasions.
Does feeling guilty on its own make you a better mother, father, spouse? Does it help with your performance on the job or in advancing your career? Probably not.
"Son, you can't just stare at us. We're about to buy you a new protective garment and a gourmet pastry, but if this is upsetting to you we need to know why. You've got to get better at using your words. Please -- tell us what you're thinking."
If you're a friend or family member of a hospice patient, you could be facing a murder charge. That's the not-so-subtle message that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is sending to dying patients and their families.
Decide who you want to be in the world and what kind of friend you want to be. Then choose your A-list friends accordingly.
When Emmy Award nominations are unveiled Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET, Netflix's new House of Cards will become the first web-based series to compete in a top category.
There is a good chance that Karey Dornetto has made you laugh. She has written for shows like Arrested Development, South Park, The New Normal, and Portlandia. We were more than thrilled to sit and chat with Karey about her work as a queer woman writing really great content for TV.
Errors -- of identification, understanding and more -- abound in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park offering, The Comedy of Errors.
Most kids my age back then didn't see the importance of having a father or father-figure in their lives; they were more concerned about escaping the hood. While it is a valid mindset to have in a city known for handgun murders, most stemming from where I grew up, I could never replace my dad.
Gavin Keilly's GBK Productions is a multi-level company that specializes in helping non-profits and businesses grow to the next level. It does so with...
I can offer nothing but gratitude to those who are willing to talk freely about their personal lives. To prove there is no stigma or shame in being gay. Because of them, a very special young man in my life may have an easier time with his life.
Folks at the ACLU should remember the gales of ridicule that met Dan Quayle when he criticized a plot point on "Murphy Brown." He was talking about a serious issue. But singling out the decisions of a sitcom character made the conversation seem slightly absurd.
Seeing those who seek marriage as entitled to it not only as a general matter of civil rights, or as a marker of full citizenship, but rather as a form of protection for children, may bring us to marriage equality, even if we get there by taking very small baby steps.
The possibility of longer, more vibrant lives is unbelievably exciting and terrifying, and because of my work, it takes me straight to the marriage questions: with the average American woman getting married at the age of 27, what does a 120-year marriage look like?