I’m going to bet that many people read this type of confusing information and are left still unsure so they just give up and don’t get tested.
Being gay or lesbian isn’t a choice. What gays and lesbians do choose is to accept themselves and embrace being who they are. And some of us choose to marry.
I believe that today I am a different person and different advocate because of those opportunities to see real leadership and activism role modeled by Madeleine Hershey.
Mark King lists five reasons to get your focus and fear off of your sex partner’s HIV status, and they miss nothing. Every one of these five points are worth learning by heart and living by in each and every intimate encounter.
This post was originally posted on January 16, 2012, and reprinted today January 19, 2015 Every year when we reach Martin Luther King Jr day, I am always shocked as I read through his speeches, and I wonder why is it that we as a country, do not treat this holiday as important as Independence Day? King’s words embody the true mean and path to Freedom more than any other person I have ever studied.[Read More…]
Should the cost of fighting same-sex marriage be a reason why states give up the battle or is it worth any cost?
Some ideas out there as to what I learned from watching Selma as it relates to today’s LGBTQ Rights movement. I identify three points that may be applicable to todays LGBTQ efforts.
This is the first of a two part series. Here is part two. Last evening my husband, Brad and I challenged the frigid temperatures to go out and see the new film Selma which recently opened in theaters across the US. We often head up to a theater up route 28 that is part of a shopping Mall, and as usual the mall was full of teenage kids from the various semi-rural neighborhoods the mall serves.[Read More…]
Any element about which we create an identity such as race or sexual orientation is also an element that can be used as a barrier or not, because our culture, in the most broad sense, encourages us to like people similar to ourselves and fear those not like ourselves.
I believe one of the best steps we can take in any effort to eliminate police brutality, is to treat all police as professional police and as individuals and not lump them together with some over simplified and stereotypical criticisms. We have to support and acknowledge the valuable role many police play if we expect to hold others accountable for any efforts that fall short of professionalism.