Same Sex Marriage........Maybe not for me....

OK, so unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard the news that the Supreme Court of the United States, (aka SCOTUS) has struck down the ban on same sex marriage, and it is now legal in every state in the United States to get married if you are a same sex couple.  Interestingly, according to CNN, the US is the 21st country to make marriage legal for ALL citizens.  The Netherlands was the first country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in 2001, when their Parliament voted 107-33 to eliminate discrimination from their marriage laws....more

An Open Letter to Haters

 Dear Hater, There is hope for you, but you must want it.The Internet has opened many doors for people around the world. We have been able to make friends with people we might have never met, jobs have been found, and even love has found its way to connect hearts together across great distances. But sadly, in spite of the wonderful things that have come from having this ability to speed around the world virtually and collect vast amounts of knowledge with a few clicks, hate and intolerance has also gone viral. ...more

Same Sex Marriage -Too Late For Some

A melancholy toast to the generations of gays and lesb...more

Marlene and me- What's my deal?

My name is my business, but for today's purpose, you can call me Marlene. I've used this name for various endeavors, mostly sexual in nature, for years. I chose it because I feel somehow kindred with the spirit of Marlene Dietrich, in that she unapologetically embraced her sexuality....more

#MyFavoriteHashtag #NotTooProudToFight

 Yesterday was a big day.  Actually it was a huge day.  After years of court battles, the Supreme Court decided that LGBTQ folks could marry the person they love in every state in the U.S.  It also ruled that all states had to recognize marriages that took place in other states....more

Love is Love

When I read Justice Kennedy’s final paragraph of his decision, my eyes welled up, my heart overflowing.  I thought about my Dad and J, spending lazy summers in their house, playing with their dog Benji, drinking coffee, yes, they let me have coffee!...more

Under The Rainbow: How The Pride Flag Really Began

With pride months growing in popularity all over the world, the sight of the rainbow flag is becoming ever more present in today's society....more

Taking Back The Pride March

Lady Bunny once said: "I'm from New York City, where the Pride parade is often viewed as a marketing opportunity for Red Bull and Sprint, who hire straight bodybuilders to dance on their floats. The organizers, Heritage of Pride, have now copyrighted "NYC Pride" and every configuration of it and are suing local promoters who dare to mention Pride on their invites. Copyrighting Pride, which belongs to all of us?"...more

What do Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal have to teach us about tolerance?

Why are people so accepting of Bruce Jenner’s transition from a man to a Transgender woman but so seriously upset about Rachel Dolezal’s claim that she feels that she is a black woman in spite of actually being born a white woman?We have learned in the last few years that you can change who you are, embrace what you feel defines you, and learn to love yourself. We've come to understand Transgender issues.  But many people are just for the first time hearing about Transracial people and haven't embraced the idea. Some even deny that it is a real occurrence.  It isn't until more people start coming forward and speaking about their transition from one race to another, or how they feel, that we will have the opportunity to learn and grow from this new adaptation. ...more

The World's Reaction When Queer White Moms Raise Adopted Black Kids

“Intersectionality” may be a new term, but it isn’t a new idea. It is the very thing Sojourner Truth was getting at in her “Aren’t I a Woman” speech in 1851. Black women in the United States have always known that “woman” was a complicated idea—their own “womanhood” often sacrificed to the “ideal” of white womanhood. ...more
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