This Valentine's Day, let's celebrate our freedom to love and pay tribute to those brave souls who helped pave the way. Here are famous quotations about love from some of the most famous literary queers.
I am hopeful that the combination of an unprecedented female leadership in Congress and the opportunity for our own voices to break through will make sure women's rights and status in society are fully equal to men's and truly secure all over the world.
At some point down the road, there will be a girl they love more than me. Or maybe just differently. And over the next few years, my job as a parent is to shepherd them through that process, all the while with my heart tethered to theirs.
To my Isabella, as with most three-year-olds, Valentine's Day is innocence and chocolate. But for far too many women and girls in our community and around the world, Valentine's Day innocence is broken.
These "relationship artists" have figured out how to weave their way into our vulnerable hearts; preying on our deep desires to be loved. We open our hearts, our minds and sometimes our bank accounts -- all in an effort to "connect." Are we just naïve, so blinded by the want of a love affair? Or are they just that good?
In this Hyper-Connected, Online Age of ours, digital gestures that replace physical or tactile ones have grown increasingly accepted by etiquette mave...
If you are so fortunate, as indeed I am, to have a special person with whom you share life, why not BE CHRIST to him or her, if you're a Christian. Or, if you are a Buddhist, why not BE THE Buddha to the person you love?
Let's reclaim Valentine's Day and experience it the way we did when we were kids by injecting some lightheartedness into this day so fraught with emotion.
What greater love exists than that? Don't throw away your chocolates and your rose bouquets, but also take a moment to spread wide your embracing arms to the soul mates who see the things you yearn for and feel the amazement that is true freedom.
I once ran this heart-festooned gauntlet with White Russians and Mary J. Blige, but success as a married eludes me -- and not for lack of trying.
Valentine's Day traditionally brings several pages in newspaper classified sections featuring tiny black hearts followed by romantic messages. Perhaps it's a blessing that print editions are dying -- there's something creepy about all those black hearts, as if they bear a curse.
He's wearing khakis and a tattersall dress shirt. When I'm with him I wear a dress, this time a gray one. Always a V-neck. I am 72 and hoping I'm not showing wrinkled cleavage.
You can perhaps imagine my shock two years ago when my then-6-year-old asked me if she should "make a Valentine's Day present list." At first, I was impressed -- what a sophisticated joke. Alas, no joke. "Seriously, Mommy. What are you going to get me? I mean, besides candy."
Even as an 8-year-old, the purple charm necklaces and stuffed Jack Russell terriers my mom would present to me as gifts felt tinged with pathetic-ness.
Prologue Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday that causes a lot of men and women to feel sad and lonely if they are not romantically involved with...
Place yourself in whatever atmosphere allows you to feel centered. Bring your awareness to the faces of the people to whom you have hardened your heart. Imagine sending each person kindness, love and compassion.