Living: June 2013

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The Craziest Conservative DOMA Reactions

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 30, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

After Wednesday, there is no just cause why same-sex couples may not be lawfully married. But that doesn't mean the opponents of marriage equality are likely to hold their peace.Read More


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What You Need To Know (6/23-6/29)

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 29, 2013 | 2:58 PM | comments

DOMA and Prop 8 dominate the news, a UK court rules non-disclosure of trans* status can be criminal, marriage returns in CA, Amnesty International warns of the dangers of African homophobiaRead More


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Marriages Begin Again in California

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2013 | 7:30 PM | comments

You can walk down to your local clerk now, get a license, and get hitched.Read More


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I Still Can't Marry My Partner

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 28, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm not asking for you to fight for my rights. I'm just asking you not to pretend that everyone has the right to marry when my family can't even get a civil union.Read More


Here's What Happens When a Nation Says 'Yes' to Love

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 28, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

All Out's Mike Buonaiuto shot this heartwarming short film at NYC's Stonewall rally. I'm so glad I got to experience this event through his lens.Read More


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Decision Day Video Highlights

Filed by John M. Becker | June 28, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Maybe it's just me, but I'm still riding high from this week's historic Supreme Court decisions overturning DOMA and striking down Proposition 8.Read More


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One Night in 1969

Filed by Michael Knaapen | June 28, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Our work neither began nor ended at Stonewall. But that night in 1969 was the first time many of us understood we were an "us" at all.Read More


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Are You Really Ready for Marriage?

Filed by Jeff Lutes | June 27, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hold your head up high with confidence and celebrate the SCOTUS victory, knowing that as a gay man or lesbian woman you are fully capable of having the meaningful and satisfying love relationship you desire.Read More


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Get Tested Today!

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

The new "Test Me" initiative encourages Americans to get tested for HIV today, on National HIV Testing Day, and tweet about their experience under the hashtag #testme.Read More


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Faith & Community at Church of Our Savior MCC

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 26, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

I begin this article with a confession: I don't like mega churches. Read More


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SCOTUS & Marriage Equality: We Win!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2013 | 10:20 AM | comments

You can find photos and videos from John, Jerame, and me taken outside of the Supreme Court on the Bilerico Project Facebook page.Read More


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Grey Poupon's Adorable Pride Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

This Grey Poupon advertisement neatly endorses same-sex relationships while still hawking their mustard with their usual sophistication.Read More


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Prominent Gay Blogger to Wed Partner This Week

Filed by John M. Becker | June 25, 2013 | 8:30 AM | comments

Congratulations to marriage equality advocates David Badash and Caleb Eigsti, who will tie the knot in Provincetown this week.Read More


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The Trouble with Praising HIV Negative Gay Men

Filed by Mark S. King | June 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Let's show some love for our negative brothers, who's with me? Oh, Lord. Now I've done it. By showing support for negative guys, I am clearly demeaning HIV positive men. Some days I just want to go back to bed.Read More


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Prominent Gay Man Makes FBI Top 10 Wanted List

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 20, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Walter Lee Williams was put on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with minors and producing child pornography. The investigation raises some difficult issues for the LGBT community.Read More


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Two White Guys + X-Ray Gun = Terrorism?

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 20, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

This CNN story about the guys who planned to build an x-ray gun is about as strange as anything I've heard today.Read More


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Exodus Apologizes & Announces Closure

Filed by Jeff Lutes | June 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Exodus International has announced it is closing down.Read More


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People Most at Risk for HIV Not Being Studied

Filed by D Gregory Smith | June 19, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new report produced by a coalition of global advocacy organizations shows that the International AIDS Conference continues to lack meaningful coverage of populations most-at-risk for HIV.Read More


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The Lesbian Social App That Builds Community

Filed by Sue Kerr | June 19, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

You can be part of an important social change - eliminate the phrase "I don't know what's happening in my community" from your vocabulary by supporting "Wing Ma'am."Read More


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What You Need to Know: 6/9 - 6/16

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 16, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

Israel isn't as accepting as it might seem, the Vatican's "gay lobby" makes a stir, Russia returns to its oppressive roots, Marco Rubio doesn't suppport ENDA and more. Read More


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Oklahoma License Plate: Does This Cross the Line?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

A Christian man is suing the state of Oklahoma because he believes he is being forced to honor a Native American deity. Here's why he's going to win.Read More


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Another Russian Injustice: A Choice We Have to Make

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 14, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

The possibility that Russian children who have been adopted by same-sex families could be ripped from their homes is terrifyingly real. We can be a community, united across cultural and national lines by a shared experience not only of oppression, but of life. But to do so we have to make the choice to care. Read More


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Home State Pride: Vermont & Wisconsin

Filed by John M. Becker | June 14, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Pro-equality businesses in my home states of Wisconsin and Vermont are making me proud today.Read More


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Dear Dad: An Open Letter from a Gay Son on Father's Day

Filed by Jeff Lutes | June 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The irony is that your inability to love me for who I am is part of the reason that I am able to love my family for exactly who they are.Read More


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'Sorry' Is Not the Non-Operative Word

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 12, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

As much as I don't like "rules" for being trans, I have arrived at one guideline: "Do as much or as little as you need to achieve the peace that you need." Remember, one size rarely fits all.Read More


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Bishops Threaten to De-Fund Immigration Groups Over Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The U.S. Catholic Bishops are threatening to cut off funds to groups that serve the poor in Illinois because they're affiliated with groups that endorse marriage equality.Read More


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Capital Pride: Slowed Down & Sped Up

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

No matter the city, the parade is always my favorite part of Pride weekend.Read More


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On the Business in My Bedroom

Filed by John M. Becker | June 10, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The phrase "What someone does in their bedroom is none of my business" makes me cringe. Here's why.Read More


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Prince Harry, Superhero

Filed by John M. Becker | June 09, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Just when we thought we couldn't possibly love Prince Harry any more, we learn that the sexy royal intervened to save a fellow soldier from a homophobic attack in 2008.Read More


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Illusions of Safety: Policing Hate Crimes Won't Make Us Safer

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 09, 2013 | 2:45 PM | comments

By calling for more stringent policing in the wake of Marc Carson's murder, we're asking for accountability from an unaccountable and routinely oppressive system.Read More


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What You Need To Know This Week (6/2 - 6/8)

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 08, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

A Seal Team 6 member comes out as trans*, Obama declares Pride Month, a British peer makes the marriage debate personal, couples in Minnesota start getting licenses, parents get more accepting, and more. Read More


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Pro-LGBT Catholics Confront Anti-Gay Bishop

Filed by John M. Becker | June 07, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Notoriously anti-gay Bishop Thomas Paprocki spoke out against marriage equality at a recent event in Phoenix, Arizona. And pro-equality Catholics let him have it.Read More


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Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers: Some 'Sins' Are Worse Than Others

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Try to contain your shock at such blatant hypocrisy.Read More


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The Gay Pride PSA That Will Never Air

Filed by Mark S. King | June 05, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

As our pride festivities commence this month, allow me to share with you the Gay Pride PSA I produced a few years ago. It will never be broadcast anywhere.Read More


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UPDATED: Thanks From the Neergaard Family

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 05, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Neergaard family received national attention when their 11-year-old son Marcel posted about his experience being pulled out of the Tennessee public schools because he was so severely bullied.Read More


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Making the Time for Seniors

Filed by Mark Segal | June 04, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

The LGBT community is an ageist community -- we literally toss seniors aside.Read More


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Black Pride: Distinct and Emblematic

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 04, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sunday gospel brunches, Saturday night Poetry slams, Friday evening fashion shows, bid whist tournaments, house parties, the smell of soul food and Caribbean cuisine, and the beautiful display of African art and clothing are just a few of the cultural markers that make Black Pride distinct from the dominant queer culture.Read More


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The Fabulous Wizard of POZ

Filed by Mark S. King | June 03, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

Every month or so, a group of people in my area host "poz socials," a house party for people living with HIV. I found myself at one recently, because I thought it was important to make an appearance since becoming a literary superstar.Read More


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A PFLAG Mom's Musings About Pride

Filed by Annette Gross | June 03, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

For me, Pride isn't just about the parade and the floats and the rainbow clothes and accessories. It's a place where we accept and affirm everyone, just as they are.Read More


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What You Need To Know This Week (5/26 - 6/1)

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 02, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Marriage equality takes shape in France, Exxon Mobil's shareholders stick with discrimination, NOM looses in court again, a young trans* girl takes prom queen at a MA high school, Illinois has to wait on marriage, and more. Read More