At the start of this summer I started the final internship for my Master of Social Work program. I’m placed at the youth detention center where I anticipated the opportunity to work with minority youth, however I wasn’t sure if I was going to need to or be able to advocate for queer youth in the system.
What would you do should a co-worker pass a anti-Queer comment or slur at your workplace?
There was a time in history when they called it a mental illness that had reached epic proportions. When there were public service announcements to curb the practices of so called ‘sexual psychopaths’. If you were queer in the 1960’s you would have been strapped to a chair and shocked into re-orientation.
Staged reading "Boys That Pray". June 28th Tuesday, 8 PM at San Francisco
Allies come in all shapes and sizes, and to some of us, at least at some point in our life, it may have felt like they don’t exist. However, here are some common agendas that have become apparent to me.
Tappy Tippy documents the Q&A over Skype that followed with the film maker who woke up in the wee hours of a Sunday morning to answer a handful of questions.
CNN's Anderson Cooper examines a shocking "experimental therapy" designed to make feminine boys more masculine.
"On the day of the pride march, so many things went through my mind. I was nervous and sick to my stomach. The only thing I had done as a homosexual in the past was having sex with men in the dark without ever seeing their faces in the light." Chennai Dost Director, Vikranth Prasanna talks about his journey from the closet to Chennai Pride march.
A month or so ago, Five of us ...yes! Five spanking HOT gaysis got together one Saturday across 4 timezones for a near-2-hour Skype call discussion on Coming Out. After a ridiculously amazing conversation that was 4-5 podcasts worth covering the queer spectrum from end to end on we find out that...
Dharun Ravi, former Rutgers freshman accused of driving his roommate (Tyler Clementi) to suicide by secretly streaming his dorm-room tryst with another man pleaded not guilty Monday to a hate crime and other charges.
This is a remarkable interactive feature launched by the New York Times a week ago. In it, you will find a plethora of Coming Out stories by young individuals all across America, what they felt, what they faced and diversity in backgrounds, reactions, expectations and opinions.
Theree American girls, ages 15, 11, and 6 have been held hostage by their extremist father for the past year, after going for what was meant to be a 3 week visit to United Arab Emirate (UAE) in May 2010.
Do you remember how annoying all those people on the scAmway pyramid were? Do you remember how your seemingly normal friends suddenly turned into telemarketers and annoying salespeople? Now there’s …
In an interview, King said it is “unfortunate” that “issues of sexuality are generally controversial for lots of Christians.”” Really Now? Read it here.
Why does the Pentagon talk …
With the recent Gaysi poll and Rainbow Monster’s piece “Lady Gaga, Bollywood Remix & A Disheartened Fan”, both regarding Lady Gaga’s recent desi remix of Born This Way, I felt it was time to articulate here my point of view on Ms. Stefani Germanotta.
Rashmi mentioned to me that a recent episode of Outsourced was particularly troubling, so after I watched it we decided to each write about it. Read Rashmi’s take on the specific episode in her article “Outsourced, I love you no more!” I suppose I have something more along the lines of “Outsourced, I never really loved you”.
The bottom-line is, If you do not understand about a community, at the least refrain from insulting them.
A transgender woman in Maryland, Baltimore was brutally beaten at a McDonald's, while the employees, videotape, shout and no one interferes and goes to help the victim. An old lady finally manages to get in between.
And as your biggest and dearest fan, I take the responsibility upon myself to bring your attention to this atrocity!
It changed three years ago when I fell in love with a woman. I wanted to scream and tell the world. “I am finally in love.” Finally, I understand. At that point in my life, I had started to believe that I was incapable of being in love. I didn’t know that I was trying my luck with the wrong gender. So I wanted to tell everyone. I wanted to put it on the Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, my Blog. Everywhere. Hey, I was in love.