Former and possibly future presidential candidate Rick Perry touched off a firestorm of criticism last week when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. Even though it does seem a little click-baity to suggest Perry meant homosexuality is exactly like a debilitating, family destroying disease, what he actually said after he was asked if he believed homosexuality was a disorder or not isn’t much better than what the headlines suggest.… [Read more]
For many same-sex couples across the country, the dream of one day wedding their partners was realized when individual states started legalizing gay marriage. Even more couples celebrated when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.
But the honeymoon has to end sometime. And many same-sex couples are starting to consider what approximately half of all married couples eventually face: Breaking up.… [Read more]
“What if your son is gay?”
Most people just chuckle uncomfortably when my son tells them about his love of princesses and tiaras and all things “fancy”. But some rude people actually ask me this question outright. What if your son is gay?
Usually I just shrug my shoulders and say, “then he is.”
But the answer isn’t really that simple, is it?… [Read more]
Given all of the social unrest we’ve witnessed both domestically and abroad, this week’s “Say It In Song” pick is a 1978 Bruce Springsteen hit from his album “Darkness on the Edge of Town”: Streets of Fire.
This is dedicated to all of those people who walk streets of fire to protest against broken promises made by elected officials.… [Read more]
For those who don’t know, May 22nd of each year is the day celebrated in loving memory of Harvey Milk, the gay rights activist who was murdered in 1978. Organised by the Harvey Milk Foundation, the day is meant to honour the accomplishments of Mr. Milk, a New York-born California politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in that state when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.… [Read more]
Much progress towards full LGBT rights was achieved last year; marriage equality was won in several states, bringing the total to nine (Maryland, Iowa, Maine, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington — as well as the District of Columbia). Additionally, a hate crimes law was enacted, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” ended and, for the first time ever, a sitting President stated his full support for marriage equality and instructed the Department of Justice to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was enacted in 1996.… [Read more]
More history has been reported during tonight’s election results. In addition to Elizabeth Warren’s Senate win in Massachusetts which makes her the first female senator from Massachusetts, Tammy Baldwin won the Wisconsin Senate race which makes her the first openly gay senator.
Ms. Baldwin is considered to be one of the most liberal candidates to run for office this season.… [Read more]