The Christian Chicken and Civil Rights

Linds here.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shane-l-windmeyer/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a_b_2564379.html...more

Former Scout Addresses The Boy Scouts of America

With the Boy Scouts of America considering a reversal on their sexual orientation restrictions, the 103-year-old organization is getting some healthy feedback, both pro and con. Wasn't it just last summer when BSA had firmly stated its 'No Gays' policy? So, what's changed?...more
I do hope for inclusiveness. I really domore

What do you do when you have an Evil Stepchild?

This is a subject I have wanted to write about for a very long time.  But couldn't.  It is a very sensitive subject.  Calling my stepchild evil means I am disparaging the child of the person I love more than anything.  However, after many years of dealing with this issue, and the fact that things are getting worse not better, I have decided it is important to talk about this topic....more

What My Momma Taught Me About Sexual Orientation

I’ve never written about this, so I am going to need lots of love and encouragement. I have no doubt there are going to be some haters. There always are. More than anything I sense my growing fear is the rejection of those people that I like and care about… but with authenticity comes risk, so here goes....more

Return to reality

It's been a while. I wanted to make this blog about my league and the personalities and drama therein, but I seem to have been sidetracked by life. I am sure there's lots going on but I have been so immersed in my own internal drama that I sort of gave it all a miss. Only the drama that directly affected me seemed to catch my attention. and I used to know everything in my league. Burn out? Probably a bit....more

Lesbian Wife Wins Fort Bragg "Military Spouse of the Year"

This will necessarily be vague with some details changed. But back when I was a newly out lesbian, I dated a military officer who lived on a base. When I lost my housing due to a bad landlord incident (his bad, not mine!), my girlfriend and I decided to live together. It was during "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and it was no fun for me, living a forced lie. So imagine my thrill when I read the news that this year, Fort Bragg chose Ashley Broadway, 15-year lesbian partner and co-mom to two small children with Lt. Col. Heather Mack, as the military spouse of the year....more
Beautiful article. Thank you for sharing your experience and this inspirational story! I knew ...more

Mother of Gay Son Ponders Gay Dad Project

“I’m gonna getcha,” cried my son who had just arrived home from his first fall at college. It was Christmas and our extended family was gathered to celebrate. He, this newly formed man, was on all fours scrambling after his toddler cousin. Our collective laughter spiraled the room as the new-to-walking little boy mimicked Frankenstein in his efforts to get away. My son scooped his cousin up and razzed the baby’s belly creating fits of giggles for them both. Later, my son asked, “Mom, do you think I’ll be a good father?”...more
Our oldest, 18, is also gay.  And I enjoyed your article very much.   I will say this.  Whether ...more

DOMA causes hardship for Military gay and Lesbian couples

I usually stay away from political commentary, however, I have been reading more and more about the hypocrisy of the Federal Government, and the more I read the angrier I get.  Now don't get me wrong, I am the kind of girl who does NOT believe everything I read, but the evidence is mounting and I am upset!When I was in the military and in a same gendered relationship we had to hide everything.  Of course most people were able to put two and two together, but we were not able to be open about who we were in a relationship with....more

Your Mom is Gay!

I remember getting lost in the mall. I wasn't tiny, but I was little enough to panic when I looked around and my mom and sister were gone. I walked around the store three times just to be certain, and trying my best not to cry, I walked up to a policeman standing nearby. I was terrified. Cops freak me out. (Which is especially interesting because I'm married to one. Last time I saw him in uniform and armed, I forgot how to speak English.)"Excuse me," I said, voice wobbling. "Can I help you?" he asked. ...more
@Denise Aww thank you.more

Complexities of Coming Out: The Jodie Foster Edition

I remember the first time I said it. It was late on a Saturday night and I had just taken a shower and was staring at myself in the bathroom mirror and I said, "I am a lesbian." I had never been attracted to a woman and had never questioned my sexuality but then I was and I did and that's how I found myself looking into that mirror, alone with my realization. I spent a little time bargaining...maybe it was just this woman...maybe I was just lonely...maybe I was bored. ...more
Where have I been - I didn't hear about her speach and coming out in such a powerful way. Your ...more