Closeted: A Southern Epidemic

It was a warm, spring day in northern Mississippi when I asked my brother’s friend to humor me with an impromptu photo shoot. Despite his insecurities, he obliged, pulled off his shirt, and let me click away, never once saying anything inappropriate about his...

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...

Rick Perry is an Ass

The Pentagon announced just last month that it would extend to same-sex couples, the same benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.  However, here in the great state of Texas, military members have been denied by the Texas State Guard and the Texas National Guard and...

The Epitome of Christian Hypocrisy & Homophobia

Watch this "pastor, Reverend Welton Gaddy, from a North Carolina church tell his congregation not to vote for "baby killer" Obama and how he would get rid of all of the "queers" in a very Adolf Hitler fashion.  

Why Marriage Equality is Not the End of the GLBT Struggle

“Sixty-one percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S. will continue to live in states with medium or low legal protections — or that have outright hostile laws,” says a press release announcing the report, Mapping LGBT Equality in...

Dallas adds LGBT protections to city constitution in landslide vote

Dallas voters overwhelmingly added nondiscrimination protections for LGBT city employees to the City Charter on Tuesday. With all 430 precincts reporting, 77 percent of voters supported adding both “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression” to the City Charter, with only 23 percent opposed

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...

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...

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...

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...