Duck Dynasty: I'm Against Homophobia But Support Free Speech

[Editor's Note: Editor's Note: BlogHer is nonpartisan, but our members have a variety of opinions. For another viewpoint on Phil Robertson's suspension, read iamwoman2013's post Why I Think A&E is Unfairly Punishing Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for His Anti-Gay Remarks.] "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall...more
I like this post.  A lot.  I think what many are missing on both sides of this issue is the ...more

Why I Think A&E is Unfairly Punishing Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for His Anti-Gay Remarks

[Editor's Note: BlogHer is nonpartisan, but our members have a variety of opinions. For another viewpoint on Phil Robertson's suspension, read Only-Mama's post I'm Against Homophobia, But Support Free Speech.]...more
I have thoughts about the recent "development" and A&E's changed stance.  Considering a followup ...more

Send Me a Holiday Card, I’ll Donate $1 to Pittsburgh’s LGBT Community Center

The first card we received this year was sent to "Sue and Laura" - it's from my very conservative Christian cousin's family so I'm glad they at least acknowledge our relationship. But I wish they realized Laura has a last name. It has been ten years.The second card was sent to the "Dunhoff-Kerr Family" because a dog friend considers us a family and our pets as part of that blended family.The third card was addressed to Laura only, but included me in the inside (along with the critters.)...more

The Lessons My Community Center Teaches Me During The Holidays

As you've most likely figured out from previous posts, I'm invested in Pittsburgh's LGBTQ Community Center - known as the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center.) Thus, I am often asking you to also invest either with your time, your donations or your participation in events and programs.So let me tell you why....more

Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter on Probation for Denying Membership to Openly Gay Student

I am the first to admit that I can be a bit messy, even a little judgemental and hypocritical. However, this matter for the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi touched my heart two fold. READ>>> Are the Nupes Embarassed by Rich Dollaz? #LAHHNY...more

Two Transgender Women Murdered in Cleveland Last Week

Last week, Cleveland witnessed two brutal murders - seemingly unrelated - of two transgender women.Betty Janet Skinner was 52, disabled and living with assisted care in her own apartment. Her home health care worker found her in the morning with severe head injuries.  ...more
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Book Review: 'Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook' Offers Insight for Non-Profit Organizations

Earlier in November, I came across this piece on the New York Times site about this man named Gary Vaynerchuk and his edgy & progressive approach to engagement via social media. I was a bit captivated so I took the audacious step of contacting his publisher and asking for a review copy. They shipped it out the next day.Who could resist a NYT piece entitled “Riding the Hashtag” after all?...more

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Wednesday, November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance....more

A Need For Safety

Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, 18, has a friendly smile and likes wearing a skirt. They (Sasha’s preferred gender pronouns are they, them, their, and it) were born biologically male, but identify as agender. On November 4, Sasha fell asleep riding the bus from their Berkeley, California, high school on the way to their home in Oakland. When Richard Thomas, 16, got on the bus, he lit their skirt on fire. When I heard about Sasha, I wanted to rush to their aid and protect them....more
Thanks for writing and posting this, Eva. We need more voices like yours.more

IUI: The Quiet Community

My wife and I have started the process to try to get pregnant with our first child. We have gone through all of the multitude of testing that our wonderful fertility specialist has recommended for us and are at the threshold of actually starting the insemination process. We are thankful for our insurance that helps defer a lot of the costs for the process and shake our heads at the lack of help offered to those that are in a similar boat (LGBT couples wanting to have a baby) and do not have domestic partners or fertility coverage available to them....more