The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Study (YRBS) that measures results among lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students.
I wish that they would be able to do as I did, and just sit with the feelings they might have, and be open to looking at the world and people and labels in a different way.
Family rejection, discrimination in our communities, discriminatory enforcement of laws, and hostile school environments all play a part. But let's focus on how the climate in our nation's schools puts many LGBTQ youth at greater risk for being criminalized.
“Why don’t you just call yourself straight?” my roommate Elisa asked. “I mean, you haven’t dated a woman in years.&rdqu...
When it comes to my sex life, these devices terrify me. I worry that they will get in the way, that they will make the sex too different, and that they will make me look more unsexy than my disability already does.
I hated myself when I came out of the closet in 2008. I felt like a failure. I found every reason in the dictionary to rationalize why I wasn't a good person, even when it seemed as if everyone accepted me.
I usually end up rewatching films from when I was just a kid living in Bombay. Things that remind me of how easy life was before I grew up and learned more about myself and the world.
Perpetual Victim Be quiet. Be quiet. I told you - BE QUIET! You are weird. You are ugly. You are strange. Be normal. Be pretty. Be Happy. Al...
The problem that all of this raises is that no single term is likely to be embraced by everyone, and most terms fall prey to the same problems as those we've already seen. They treat us as monolithic, negating our diversity and the multiplicity with which some people may identify.
Watching Disney movies as a kid didn't prepare me for dealing with the complexities of dating and relationships as an adult. Does prince charming really exist? If so, where do you find him?
My partner and I know that we're flawed. In fact, we welcome and openly discuss the fact all the time. This, we believe, makes us more open to improvement, allows us to grow together -- and of course leaves plenty of room to extract entertainment value from our shortcomings.
The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from “America’s Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy...
Robbie Turner, BenDeLaCreme, Colby Keller, Jackie Hell and Alexandra Billings are back in the new episode of Capitol Hill.
As we all wind down from another safe and successful Pride weekend in San Diego, I can’t help but think about how the LGBT community has the pow...