Think back to your first date. Was it at the movies, at a sporting event, or at a smoke-filled bar? Did your friends and family share the excitement (or the heartbreak) with you? Did your school or church teach you how to practice safer sex? Did you fill up on a pile of french fries or a plate of fresh fruit? Did you know how to communicate your concerns, fears and joys? Were you ashamed of who you were and who you loved, or were you unabashedly proud?
All too often I’ve heard LGB people question the inclusion of transgender people in what is widely known as the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender —community: “Why are we aligned with transgender people?” they ask. Or, “What do we have in common with a bunch of men who want to get their dicks cut off?”
Seven months after 68 U.S. senators overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan immigration bill, House Republicans respond with a flimsy document that only serves to underscore the callous attitude Republicans have toward our nation’s immigrants.
We said at the beginning of 2013 and we reiterate at the beginning of 2014: A roadmap to citizenship is vital to protecting working families’ rights and keeping families together. In 2013, Americans made clear they support a path to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans. So should House Republicans. Half-measures that would create a permanent class of non-citizens without access to green cards should be condemned, not applauded.
Have you heard about the religious nuts condemning the Disney blockbuster Frozen because it supposedly promotes lesbianism and the “gay agenda”?
People like to say that the United States is a nation of immigrants. However, some immigrants have been more welcome than others.
Noble and Nobel-winning, creative and creepy, these wildly different lesbians are worth noting during Women’s History Month.
Valentine’s Day 2014 is shaping up to be one of the happiest for many gay and lesbian couples in America.
Abetted by the 2013 Supreme Court decision that repealed part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine more states legalized same sex marriage in the past year, bringing the total to 17 states and D.C.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 22.
Here is the text, as prepared for delivery: