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
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
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
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.
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
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