It makes a difference — The 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012

By: Monday December 17, 2012 10:44 am

The most powerful bit of advocacy for LGBT rights is coming out of the closet. Shame, legal obstacles (such as being fired from your job), and fear of violence in inhospitable places still keep many in the closet in 2012, but it was a year where many public figures and ordinary people took that step, [...]

Guest Post: Things I Didn’t Know

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:04 pm

Following is a guest post by Lori Brown, chair of the PFLAG chapter in Bellevue, Washington. It was originally published on the blog PFLAG National: Focus on the Field and has been reprinted here with permission of the author. Editor’s note: The red “Reject” signs posted by those opposed to Washington’s freedom to marry law [...]

Defying Bisexual Invisibility, Presbyterian Clergy Style

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 4:17 pm

Coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender has its challenges no matter who you are, where you’re from or the age you come out. Some of those challenges are similar for all we LGBT, but there are unique challenges faced by each sub-community as well. Bisexuals, for example, face the special challenge of invisibility: [...]

It’s Time For Trans People To Be Out Of The Closet

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 2:00 am

Yesterday (Monday, February 13, 2012), while taking my daily three-and-three-quarter mile walk, I was at a corner waiting for the walk light to turn green. Three young men in their early twenties were at the same corner, and one of them asked me a question in that way that was clearly meant to make me [...]

Normalizing marriage equality, one insurance claim call at a time

By: Monday April 19, 2010 7:26 pm

It’s amazing how simultaneously easy yet hard it can be to be yourself.  I’m talking about speaking unreservedly about my reality as a married lesbian when it is appropriate to do so during the conduct of routine business. I’m as out as anyone can be and been married to M, my wife, for over a [...]

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