Opinion

  • Beyond DOMA and Prop. 8

    Last week was an unforgettable moment for our movement, our country, and the pursuit of justice. We witnessed history – history made possible by the...

  • DOMA Goes Down

    It's not often you get to see a wave of joy wash across the Internet, so the first few minutes after the Supreme Court announced...

  • My Dreams Matter

    I am an American. I speak and write English. I've gone to American schools, grown up with American friends, and pledged allegiance to the American...

  • Obama's Tiresome Rhetorical Trick

    We all have our rhetorical tics and tricks. For example, mine include the excessive use of clauses such as ''however,'' ''actually'' and ''for example.'' I...

  • Turning Point Reached

    When some of us say the LGBT movement has reached a turning point, others object. We are not finished, they say, confusing ''turning point'' for...

  • Diversity and Unity

    I am originally from Usulután, El Salvador, where I founded Mi Nueva Familia, a working group for fellow transgender women living with HIV. Almost four...

  • Family Affairs

    For last year's Capital Pride Parade, I brought along my 12-year-old nephew. So in the interest of equality, this year I brought along my 12-year-old...

  • Statutory Sunshine State

    As a former Floridian, I went into the Capital Pride weekend feeling particularly proud of Hillsborough County, Fla. On Wednesday, June 5, the seven-member Board...

  • Mixing Up the Message

    All's fair in love and war and, increasingly, politics. That's not an endorsement of, say, the current Republican political strategy of just making things up...

  • Work Ahead for Marriage

    When the Illinois marriage-equality bill was not brought up for a vote on May 31, anti-gay obsessives like Brian Brown of National Organization for Marriage...

  • Backlash to the Future

    France is such a strange country. I don't say that from first-hand experience of strolling the streets of Paris — my only brief time there...

  • Beyond the Border

    When you think of the ongoing battle for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) rights, which activists stand out in your mind? My guess is...

  • Black Pride Reckoning

    Around this time, I generally find myself reflecting on recent events that have impacted the black LGBT community, not only in Washington, but around the...

  • The Crazy Uncle Party

    New York novelist Dawn Powell wrote on the cusp of World War II, ''Civilization stood on a ledge, and in the tension of waiting it...

  • How To Be Gay

    I've been many different gay men over the course of my life. Like most of us, I started off as the closeted gay man who...

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