Why TLC’s New Show 'My Husband’s Not Gay' Is Highly Problematic

TLC has done it again with an interesting new reality series, My Husband’s Not Gay. The show follows four Mormon men, living in Utah, who are attracted to the same sex yet choose to live as heterosexual, complete with the traditional marriages and nuclear families recognized by the LDS church. ...more
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My Bisexuality Is Real, Valid, and Simply Who I Am

When I talk about being bisexual, my mother always scrunches up her nose a little. “You mean, you’re AC/DC, right?” she’ll ask, as if I’m a battery that can do double duty power frequencies or an ‘80s rock band. Then she’ll smile. “It’s really the best of both worlds, though.”...more
Good article, but it makes me see how even with all the changes in acceptance of the LBGT ...more

A Brief History of Gay Pride Parades

Our great city of St. Petersburg, Fl is having its annual Pride Festival this weekend, and it got me thinking– exactly when was the very first gay pride parade in America, and where was it?Civil Rights...more

My Kid Is Transgender. Her Life Has Changed. Our Family Has Changed.

I haven't been writing much lately. I feel like a non-writing jerk who doesn't have her priorities straight. But my heart's just not in it. My heart is elsewhere, with a kid who is having a tough time and needs her mom. ...more
I congratulate you on being a great mom! I really do.... I think that your love for your ...more

I'm an Ally and I Know It

Would you believe that I had to spend ten minutes of my busy day today writing a Facebook message to an acquaintance about why I’m an ally of the LGBTQ community. Why did I do it? Because I was sent a message asking if my sister-in-law was gay and questioning my (Christian) faith. Sorry, folks, but I’m an Ally and I know it....more

Jason Alexander Apologizes For Gaffe; Opens Mind

I'm not a Seinfeld fan. But I do know that, as George Costanza, Jason Alexander was all the things I don't want to be: bitter, petty, defensive, egotistical, mean. He was written without a positive bone in his body.It turns out that Jason Alexander is a great actor. And role model....more
I love a person who can think about something they've done, offer reasoning behind it and yet ...more

Why LGBTQ Discrimination in Writing Contests Hurts Everyone

LGBTQ authors were steamed to discover that after several years of doing quite well in the "More Than Magic" contest sponsored each year by Romance Writers Ink (RWI), the Oklahoma Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA), same sex romances were specifically disqualified from competing in the 2012 contest. The reason given was that "some members of the chapter felt 'uncomfortable' with the same-sex entries." ...more
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Would You Disown Your Gay Son?

I think Roy and I suspected Corey was gay from a rather young age -- around the time he started 8th grade, so I guess he was about 13. Once we suspected, then the "clues" started to hit us in the face. We kept it to ourselves, but I started thinking how I would approach this. There was never any doubt in my mind that Roy and I wouldn't treat him differently. Gay or not, we wouldn't care. Why would we? He was still our son, still the little boy we raised. I wanted to be sure HE knew that....more
Whew. Great post. I remember a clip from Greys Anatomy that makes me cry every time I see it. My ...more

i love a woman

so, i have a lot to say, need to put a lot of thoughts on "paper" but i'm gonna start with what happened last night....more