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The Year in Review: Five LGBT religious advances in 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012
There was a time, not so long ago, when religion was a unified front against LGBT equality. However, over the years, we have seen that paradigm change, and 2012 witnessed religious people and organizations at the forefront of LGBT advancement ...

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Pope Benedict’s attack on marriage equality will backfire

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In private moments, it must be disconcerting to the Pope that gay couples pledging their love and lives to each other, have significantly greater moral authority than the Vatican. People, including most moderate Catholics, must be scratching their heads and ...

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A five point plan to creating the best Christmas ever

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Last weekend, I set off to do my Christmas shopping. As a single gay Dad, time to do such an activity is scarce. I also have to admit, my heart is a bit distracted over the shopping endeavor ...

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Homophobia is real (Ask my mother)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Today, suicide is still a very real threat to members of the LGBT community. Why? Because of the fear and hatred that so many experience on a daily basis. What some people take for granted – their sexuality – is ...

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A Failure of Leadership: Ft. Bragg and the Pentagon

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Military spouses’ organizations aren’t just social clubs – they provide critical support to families that face challenges that civilian families don’t understand - long separations due to training and deployment, stresses on everyone in the family when a loved one ...

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Uganda parliament closes without taking up ‘Kill the Gays’ bill — Victory?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Business will resume as normal in Uganda in February, as it has at the start of every parliamentary session since the "Kill the Gays" bill was proposed in 2009, with the possibility of the bill still existing on the agenda. ...

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A gay dad reflects on the terrorism in Newtown, Connecticut

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The fact is that 20 sets of parents got the call I most fear, and that without warning the precious looks, kisses, hugs, innocent conversations and happiness that are my heart and soul treasures can abruptly end and be removed, ...

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: A duplicitous, totalitarian bigot

Sunday, December 16, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin ScaliaPhoto by Stephen Masker, via Wikimedia Commons
Known for his frequent public condemnations of gay rights legislation and his defense of sodomy laws that target exclusively against gay couples, Justice Scalia isn’t exactly what you would call a tolerant, forward thinking kind of guy. He is widely ...

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Inexplicable Evil

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Unspeakable tragedy, horrific crime, inexplicable -- all words that inadequately describe the evil that was visited on a small New England town and its most vulnerable citizens Friday, its children. ... My heart breaks for those families, who at what ...

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Joy trumps jurisprudence in gay marriage case

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Thea Spyer (left) and Edith Windsor
One of two cases that the Supreme Court has decided to hear in the coming year will challenge the Defense of Marriage Act. Although this is ostensibly a legal case, it is really about competing narratives – and there is ...

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