Carl Matthes: On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10am, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo will dedicate the intersection of Avenue 41 and North Figueroa Street in Highland Park as the “BOBBY BROWN GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE SQUARE.”
Irene Monroe: As a black lesbian in this Trump administration, I now feel like I am moving into a new Jim Crow era reestablishing discriminatory laws targeting LGBTQ Americans.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The moral relativism of Kelly’s statement suggests there’s no absolute truth about the war, only truths that a particular individual or culture upholds. But Kelly is wrong!
Rev. Irene Monroe: Shepard’s murderers were not strangers—one is a bisexual crystal meth addict who not only knew Matthew, but partied, bought drugs from and had sex with Matthew.
Irene Monroe: While family, friends, and fans blame Whitney’s colossal downfall on drugs and Boston’s bad boy Bobby Brown, both functioned to mask her sexuality.
Jasmyne Cannick: Just three days after a New York Times investigation detailed numerous incidents of alleged sexual harassment by media mogul Harvey Weinstein, the board of directors at The Weinstein Company fired him.
Rev. Irene Monroe: During the 1920s in Harlem, the renowned Savoy Ballroom and the Rockland Palace hosted drag ball extravaganzas with prizes awarded for the best costumes.
Don Kilhefner: The 21st century paradigm shift from an old gay assimilation/sexual orientation model to a new gay essentialism/societal contribution model is similar in meaning to the 20th century paradigm shift from Newtonian to Einsteinian physics
Steve Hochstadt: After years of relative stability, in the last 8 years the proportion of Americans who oppose gay marriage dropped from 54% to 32%, as the number who favor it rose from 37% to 62%.
Peter Laarman: With Pride month upon us, I want to call out what should be recognized as the Gay Shame in the persistence of so much racism—and classism—within the “community.”
Rev. Irene Monroe: Jenner’s recent tell-all memoir “The Secrets of My Life” has pissed off several folks, where her former wife Kris Kardashians was at the front of the line.
Allowing openly gay scoutmasters into the BSA isn’t a betrayal. It’s not pandering. It’s not “something extra.” And it’s certainly not a defeat.
It’s time to rescue the Gay Pride celebration from West Hollywood where it has been taken hostage-for-profit by the City and its business interests.