Turkey's first umbrella LGBTI organization: lgbti.org

 A new umbrella organization has been established to fight homophobia and transphobia in Turkey, the Islamic country that straddles Europe and Asia, reports GayAsiaNews.comIn existence less than two months, Turkey LGBTI Union was created in order to ensure unity and solidarity among LGBTI groups, LGBTI Web sites and LGBTI organizations, Burçin Bordanacı of the Turkey LGBTI Union told GayAsiaNews.com by email....more

At Times, I Hate the Word 'Love'

“We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.” ~ Lois Lowry, from The Giver...more
Beautiful. I can relate.more

Coming Out…Again

I’m queer. I always have been, though this may come as a surprise to some. I came out to certain members of my family in 2009 after deciding that I wanted to live free and clear about who I am without the burden of playing a role that was never meant for me. I didn’t feel affected by any backlash, mostly because my son and I lived six hours driving from my nearest family member. I could choose to answer my phone, or not. One night not long after New Years Day 2010 I got a phone call. You know that feeling in your gut that says, “Don’t pick up...”?...more

My Lesser Parenthood

Number 4 Arrives   ...more

Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption

Last year, over 400,000 people in Slovakia signed the petition that called for the "Protection of Family" referendum, with ultimate goal to ban same-sex marriage and same-sex adoptions. The population of Slovakia is just under five and a half million. That is a very simple math and a very sad equation. The referendum is set for February 7th. ...more

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies

Who in their right mind would drive farther than several hours with four children in a 15-year-old Eurovan when airfare costs the same and is so much  faster?Us. Our family. That’s who....more

The Women Who Entertain You: Ginni Saraswati

Ginni Saraswati is the creative and media powerhouse that you’ve heard on your airwaves, seen on your TV screens and around many a festival and event around Australia....more

The Women Who Entertain You: Sarah Ward

The Helpman and Green Room Award winning Sarah Ward spoke to us about how she ended up traveling to perform as both herself and her character, Yana Alana.How would you describe yourself as a performer (or Yana Alana as a character)?...more

Running With Scissors

Of all the things I set out to do with my writing, giving advice was never one of them. I fancy myself as more of a serial opiner rather than an advice giver. I am simply not built for the world of Dear Abby. I lack the compassion and I have a short attention span and, frankly, I’ve yet to come across any advice that can be universally applied to all people (even running with scissors can be justified under the right circumstances)....more

I Hope the World Will Join Me in My Resolution for 2015: Do Better

Every year, it seems like the months go faster and faster. I don’t know if that’s just because every year, I’m a little older, or if it’s because time really does move faster. Either way, I’m glad, from a social justice perspective, that 2014 is finished....more
Do better.  I say this a lot because we all fall short at some time or another.  However, as you ...more