Gay Marriage Is Dividing Republicans

Marriage equality promises to be a forefront watershed issue for the Republican Party in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential Election. BlogHer Contributing Editor Erica Holloway spoke to GOP supporters of gay marriage to find out what's at stake....more
erica_holloway Will do!more

How TV Helped Me Talk to My Kids About "The Gays"

Recently one of my daughters and I were making dinner and had some sort of home improvement show on in the background from Bravo, HGTV or something to the like. In it, a male couple was looking for a new house and saw a stunner of a master bedroom closet. One of the gentleman exclaimed, “Well, you know how the gays love their closets!” ...more
Great post, love the honesty. My conversation revolved around a wedding invitation that said ...more


Margie moved in with Vee after a few more chanting sessions with the Buddha Life group.  They were all very happy to have her join, yet Margie couldn’t help but approach the whole scenario cautiously. By that time, she’d become aware that she was being monitored, but not understanding why, or by whom – only that it began when she’d first joined the game “Dream Life” – and worsened after she left her husband, Pete....more

Join Us: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day Is June 2

Yes, it's that time of year again, and you're all invited to join me for the 9th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2! This is a celebration of LGBTQ families whether you’re part of one, know one, or just want to support them....more

If You Can’t Afford Tampons, What Do You Do?

This is a problem that I never thought about until I was 25 years old. While my family had financial struggles, I never lacked the items most women take for granted – pads and tampons. At 25, I met Shirley who gently educated me on the impact of poverty on our womanly ways. I learned that women and girls who couldn’t afford these products used rags. And because they did not have a lot of resources for laundry, they either burned or buried the rags....more

I Got Engaged to a Woman and Realized That People Really, Really Love Weddings!

Editor's Note: This post launches a series, "Love & Marriage, LLP", on the wedding planning process of two lesbian women. - Feminista Jones...more
femme_esq it's really lovely. And congratulations! !more

Prom Then and Now

We were on our way to Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco on Sunset Boulevard when Denise spun her Triumph Spitfire around and announced we were crashing the prom....more

Homosexual lifestyle and the NFL

The NFL Draft has come and gone. The first openly gay player was drafted in the seventh round to the St. Louis Rams. When Michael Same came out as being gay, it was nothing new for most of the world. It seems the media went nuts because he plays football, deemed a MANLY sport. Now look, I am sure their have been countless gays in pro sports and just chose not to talk about their personal life. Frankly, it is none of anyones business what their sex life is about. I think what has everyone up in arms is the fact that ESPN captured Mr. Sam kissing his boyfriend and they aired the piece....more

The Lord Looks at the Heart: When My Son Became My Daughter

I am the mom of the little girl called A.J., who was recently profiled in the Kansas City Star. As surprised as I was to find my family in the paper, I am also incredibly proud. ...more
This is a beautifully written piece - thank you.  It has clarity and passion - with a dash of ...more

An Open Letter to LGBTQ-Friendly Teachers

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so here's an open letter to all of the many LGBTQ-inclusive and welcoming teachers out there....more