For many, the Democratic base includes African Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians, young voters, union members and women. These voters combine for about 70 percent of the electorate, so obviously they are not all the base.
No matter how LGBT-friendly you are you're better off avoiding those terms. Because these words are still extremely offensive when used as epithets, however, they just don't work out of a straight person's mouth.
As we all stare down Tax Day, it seems an appropriate time to remind us that there are punitive federal taxes that penalize both corporations and employees who go to work under policies that assert that working families should be treated equally.
What does it mean that that Miley's routine will make men happy in, ahem, other ways, but the gay couple on a show that is known for its edginess never kiss because... it might make straight men uncomfortable?
We can all learn a lot from Constance McMillan and how she has handled herself -- when we see something that doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. And it is the responsibility of every one of us to take some kind of action on behalf of fairness.
58% of Americans favor allowing "gay men and lesbians" to serve openly in the military, but only 42% favor allowing "homosexuals" to serve openly. Apparently, some 15% of Americans don't know that "gay men and lesbians" are "homosexuals."
When asked if his comment meant that the GOP now favored same-sex marriage, Steele clarified: "If we're talking about two hot lesbian girls simulating marriage in a glass case, yes, I am very much into that sort of thing."
The music teacher found out that I played piano and asked me to play in front of the class. In a panic, I chose the most masculine piece I could think of -- the Marine's Hymn. Apparently, it wasn't butch enough.