Church Dogma Adds No Value to Scouts

Gay Boy Scout Leaders

n July 27 the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees. An important step forward. It took BSA President Robert Gates one year, after the ban was lifted on openly gay boys participating as scouts, to get the national […]

Obama, LGBT Rights, Kenya

Obama Gay Rights in Africa

Frank McAlpin: As the leader of a nation that represents freedom and equality to the world President Obama has an obligation to condemn the oppression and human rights violations that LGBT people experience, not just in Kenya but around the world.

What the National Coming Out Day Wrought

National Coming Out Day

Carl Matthes: In about 50 years, LGBT folk built a tremendous network of support institutions; fought vigorously over legal matters and in the courts; became important to the political process and took on HIV/AIDS.

Caitlyn Jenner, Call Her Courageous

Caitlyn Jenner

Frank McAlpin: With her ESPY Courage Award, Caitlyn has created a moment of engagement and visibility that could become part of our larger movement for respect and compassion for all trans folks. And that is very courageous!

Civilization vs. Tribalism

Civilization vs Tribalism

Charles D. Hayes: It’s time for our culture to awaken from its fear-based prejudice, which up to the present has denied that homosexuals exist or, in some cases, have a right to exist.

Marriage Equality as Evolution

Marriage Equality Evolution

Rosemary Joyce: The legal debates about marriage equality, in California, in other states, and in Washington, have consistently highlighted the indignities that anti-marriage equality arguments introduced.