By Brandy Black After the release of our The Art of Coming Out on YouTube article on The Next Family, my wife and I felt compelled to talk about life after coming out.
By Rob Watson Sunday night was a cornucopia of LGBT television. First came the Golden Globes with a full offering of heartwarming equality affirmations from wins for Transparent ,including a call out for Leelah Alcorn, to a win for Matt Bomer in which he again asserted his standing as a proud gay dad in the […]
By Rob Watson Last week another young person, Daniel Pierce, was thrown out of his home for being gay. I have written about this on a number of occasions covering such events in the United States, Nigeria and Uganda. What made this event unique? This time the event was recorded. Trying to imagine the evil […]
By Margaret Silverman I’m trying on this perfect, beautiful, willing to sell everything I own to have it, wedding dress. As I stare at myself in the mirror listening to my daughter cry of boredom, the sales woman with her millions of options, and my mothers critiquing, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I […]
This last year has been a big coming out year for athletes and celebrities. With every coming out story we get one step closer to an understanding and a common movement toward equality. Last night’s reception in Los Angeles for Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete to play in North America’s four professional sports, […]
Last night we celebrated our friend’s birthday and enjoyed an evening of fun, frivolity, and meeting new people. Fun and frivolity are always goods, but meeting new people is always a crapshoot. You just never know what you’re going to get. Well last night we got lucky. We spent almost the entire night with two […]
Rob Watson A few weeks ago a young man named Jonathan Allen made a huge splash on “America’s Got Talent”. It was not just his incredible singing that got him notice, it was also that he had overcome horrific rejection from his parents because he is gay. His father had thrown him out of the […]
By Carol Rood I had a fairly normal life. I grew up with two brothers, a mother, a father. We moved around some when I was little (born in Phoenix, spent three years in Colorado, 5 years in Southern California, and finally landed in Connecticut). My family was a bit dysfunctional, but we were okay […]