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For many Native American communities, marriage equality is still forbidden

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Cleo Pablo and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo married when same-sex marriage became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. But the Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together.
An overlooked story line following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this year that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide: American Indian reservations are not bound by the decision and many continue to forbid gay marriages and deny insurance and other benefits. ...

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Homicides of transgender individuals in U.S. reach alarming high

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Rebecca O'Hara holds a phone showing a photo of her 25-year-old transgender son Ashton O'Hara, in Detroit. Ashton O'Hara, whose body was found in a field with stab wounds, was killed in July 2015.
For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning. ...

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Reform Jews poised to pass transgender resolution

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Rabbi Reuben Zellman
The resolution calls for Reform Jewish congregations and camps to have gender-neutral bathrooms and encourages gender-neutral language at Reform Jewish institutions. ...

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Foster care agencies step up efforts on behalf of LGBT youth

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Many LGBT youth who are rejected by their own families often encounter prejudice, harassment and abuse when they shift to a foster home.
Many LGBT youth who are rejected by their own families often encounter prejudice, harassment and abuse when they shift to a foster home. ...

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Antigay priests’ gay webcam exploits exposed in new documentary

Friday, October 30, 2015
In the film, a gay man films his flirtatious encounters with priests from the antigay Assembly of God Church.
A new film catches a cadre of priests using gay webcam sites to flirt with men online. ...

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College guy realizes his best friend might be his boyfriend in the cutest way imaginable

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This is cute. Maybe even sickeningly cute.
ProbablyGay1" details his relationship with his pal Ian, presenting evidence that their bond might be stronger than either one is letting on. ...

Someone needs to tell these struggling guys that being gay is pretty awesome

Monday, October 26, 2015
Self-hatred is still all too prevalent in our community.
What are guys Whispering behind closed doors about being gay? ...

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Gay person exacts sweet revenge on homophobic driver

Monday, October 26, 2015
That'll show 'em.
Passing by the parked car of a clearly antigay driver, this gay passerby decided to have a bit of fun. Awkward. ...

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20 years later, man writes apologetic letter to the gay couple he publicly taunted

Monday, October 26, 2015
A man has written an apology to the gay couple he taunted in 1993 who were "smooching a little."
"Outwardly I had acted as if it was you who should be ashamed," he writes, "but for over 20 years it ahs been me who carries this shame." ...

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YouTuber criticized for sexy Halloween costume cooks up awesome response

Friday, October 23, 2015
Jack Merridew
Perhaps not surprisingly, the majority of his critics were fellow gay men. ...

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