UN Blasts Cameroon’s Anti-gay Laws

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights office is sharply criticizing Cameroon's anti-gay laws, which it says criminalize same-sex relationships.  The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is deeply concerned by reports in Cameroon of harassment, intimidation, arrest and imprisonment...

The Epidemic Murders of Transwomen

The Epidemic Murders of Transwomen The transgender community faces fear, discrimination, and silence in the wake of their sisters’ murders. Written by Jacquie Piasta An upcoming episode of the television program "What Would You Do?" stages a fake confrontation between a transwoman waitress and a hateful diner...

My Big Fat Legal Wedding

  My wife of three years and I are going to get married in New York next week. We have intermittently discussed going somewhere to get legally married, but have always decided that there is no point in going out of the way for it...

Gay Rights & The Politics of Fear

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.- The Declaration of Independence The current debate in America over...

Marriage Equality For All, and The Politicians Who Wash Their Records With It

Fear, hatred, and religious dogma… It amazes me that this far into the civilized human condition we are still debating whether or not some of us deserve to have rights that most of us enjoy.  In America there is a distinct hatred for the GLBT...

Know Your Rights

An oft heard phrase is “I know my rights.”  The question is do American citizens really know their rights?  Do they know that those rights can disappear in an instant at the whim of the government?  The Patriot Act, signed into law by President...

Gays In The Prison System

During a recent stay at the Philadelphia Prison System I saw, first hand, how the gay population in a correctional facility so large is treated.  A county jail in which inmates prey upon each other and the officers charged with keeping order are complacent...

The Battle For America’s Soul

In apocalyptic times, people look first for a saviour. On paper, it looks like the United States is limping into its 57th presidential election in bad shape. Taxes are high, debt is the dirty word that no one can deal with, the mainstream media is...

Why Every Girl Needs A Gay

Gone are the days when a gay man is expected to marry a woman and live as if he’s straight, never mentioning the truth of how he feels, but there is still a long way to go before gay men are treated as equals...

Will Someone Please Ask Heterosexuals to Stop Making Gay Babies?

In regards to civil rights, North Carolina has decided to take more than a few steps back rather than forward. The GLBT people of NC have endured more out loud discrimination recently due to voting on Amendment One which happened May 8th. The people...