Is Gay the New Straight?

Is Gay the new Straight? Most people have an idealized view of America, but there are so many different  aspects of our great nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty the list goes on. So when the ruling came that the 14th Amendment required states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states caused such controversy I was a little shocked. Should you not be able to marry whomever you love?...more

Coming Out at Work

For some, coming out at work is big news and has potentially serious consequences. In the case of Jason Collins, the NBA player who recently came out, it was international news. Fortunately, he got mostly positive responses. I didn't know what would happen when I recently came out at my small office... ...more
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Why Homosexuality Scares Some Religious Conservatives

Rachel Held Evans, Christian blogger and author of the upcoming book “A Year of Biblical Womanhood:How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master,” has set in motion a weeklong discussion of a common debate in evangelical c...more
Another fear of homosexuality (that is really no different than whites who fear Blacks moving in ...more

Heather Has Two Mommies & Two Daddies: Time for the Law to Evolve

Extending parental privileges to third parties can be a good thing. Of course, with the privileges of parenthood come the responsibilities, including financial responsibilities. But I think that having more people financially and emotionally responsible for the well being of a child could be a wonderful thing. ...more

I am excited to see third party parenting rights coming to life. Mine is a blended marriage, ...more

Butch dyke wrangles eyelash curler...and likes it?!

Butch. Dyke. Two in-your-face words that, since I've been out, I've been comfortable and happy using to describe myself.   "Butch" and "dyke" both say things about how people perceive themselves on the inside, but in the lesbian community there's a difference of opinon when it comes to deciding how much those terms say about defining a woman's outward appearance. To me, being a butch dyke means I can take care of myself. It means I feel strong and independent....more

Hi Nordette-
I'm glad you replied to my post. You say you wonder if you're naieve or have your ...more

What Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Taught me About Same-Sex Marriage

Disclaimer: I'm not a lesbian and I will never be one. I've always respected the sexual orientation of others, though. In my freshperson year at Dillard University, I had to write an argumentative essay on same-sex adoption. Even though most of my classmates were against it, I was for it. I couldn't really tell you why I was for it. I just know that I thought it was wrong to deny people parenthood just because you assume their sexual orientation makes them unfit....more

Hello BlogHer Community!

It is great to be here and to have found this community of women bloggers. We look forward to connecting and sharing our interests and stories. ...more