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Christians: Stop letting hate control the conversation on LGBT equality!

Christians: Stop letting hate control the conversation on LGBT equality!

Apr 30, 2015

As the country moves forward with the idea of embracing marriage equality after the Supreme Court hands down their ruling, a small but vocal smattering of anti-gay bigots have dug in their heels for an all-out attack on the LGBT community. Most legal analysts (even the anti-gay ones) believe the court will strike down all bans on same-sex marriage when they...

Respect, Trust, Communication, and Sex: All parts of a great relationship

Respect, Trust, Communication, and Sex: All parts of a great relationship

Jul 14, 2014

When it comes to relationships, I’ve heard plenty of horror stories of couples that just don’t get along, fight all the time, and have to take heroic measures to keep their other half happy — or at the very least, not their worst enemy. But what is it that can be the best way to determine if your relationship is a healthy one or if it should go the way of the...

Those Mean Old Homosexuals!

Those Mean Old Homosexuals!

May 27, 2014

The last two years have been simply incredible for the LGBT equality movement, especially with the advance of marriage equality for same-sex couples. As of today, 19 states have full marriage equality with other states working their way through the courts. More people than ever support their gay and lesbian neighbors’ rights. But not everyone is celebrating....

Legalizing Discrimination in the name of Christianity

Legalizing Discrimination in the name of Christianity

Feb 13, 2014

For years, anti-gay politicians and religious impersonators have been warning their followers that “the gays” want to put preachers in jail, and that LGBT equality will allow the gays to fully and legally intimidate, bully, and discriminate against good Christians. A new flurry of bills throughout the country has tipped their cards to the rest of us...

Being Gay: The REAL Choice

Being Gay: The REAL Choice

Jan 13, 2014

The discussion over LGBT rights and equality is rife with emotion, debated with passion, and unfortunately, peppered with misinformation. Many of the discussions from those opposed to LGBT equality use words like “lifestyle,” “behavior,” and my favorite, “sodomy.” Of course, there’s the even more religious sounding variation — sodomite. We talk about issues...

What the Duck? The Hidden Right Wing Agenda

What the Duck? The Hidden Right Wing Agenda

Dec 22, 2013

Yes, we are all tired of the Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty “controversy.” My own posts on Facebook on the topic drew fever-pitched debates and even resulted in one person un-friending me because I insisted that it has nothing to do with “Freedom of speech.” Once I stopped reading and rolling my eyes at the ridiculous comments on the whole ducking issue, I...

Time Travel Conversations: You Are GAY!

Time Travel Conversations: You Are GAY!

Oct 9, 2013

Time Travel Conversations with my Teenage Self, part 3 —————————————- You are GAY. Just accept it. “You never got married?” He asked with sincere disappointment. “No.” “Girlfriends?” He’s desperate. He’s 17. He wants to get laid. I get that. “A couple.” “Did you…?” He...

Time Travel Conversations: Get Over Yourself

Time Travel Conversations: Get Over Yourself

Oct 9, 2013

Time Travel Conversations with my Teenage Self, part 2 —————————————- “So you believe me?” I ask. I wince, hoping that I won’t have to go through the whole process with him. “Yeah, I’d recognize that nose anywhere.” “The nose? Not the eyes and hair?” “The nose. You know I...

Time Travel Conversations with My Teenage Self

Time Travel Conversations with My Teenage Self

Oct 9, 2013

Every sci-fi nerd has the wild, crazy dream of time travel. For those of us who have held that fantasy, the one person we middle-aged geeks would love to meet is a younger version of ourselves. My blatherings today are of such a dream, and is the conversation that I might have should I ever ride along with a madman in a blue box or slingshot around the sun at...

“Flaunting” Your Sexuality: Not Just a Gay Thing

“Flaunting” Your Sexuality: Not Just a Gay Thing

Sep 14, 2013

Every time I hear someone ask why we gay people should have to “advertise” our homosexuality or our “sexual preference,” I have an instant urge to reach down that person’s throat. Yes, I’m human. But when I sit down and think about just why I am so aggravated every time someone says this, it begins to make plenty of sense. For the record, It’s the same reaction...