On Being a Queer Prodigal Son of Appalachia

Thomas J West III recalls growing up in a town that was not accepting of who he was.

Dear Morehouse Football

Timothy Tukes’ open letter to Morehouse College and its football team in response to homophobic slurs calls on them to choose humanity over oppression.

While U.S. Expands Marriage Equality, Russia Hunts LGBT

Equal rights are human rights. We all suffer if some of us are discriminated against and denied equality, and we all win if all have it.

Their First Gay Hug [video]

One gay person. One anti-gay person. One hug.

Taking on “That’s So Gay!”

When “that’s so gay” becomes a teachable moment for mom

Sorry Slate, Straight Men Aren’t Right to be Homophobic

Mitch Helix answers an article from Slate, explaining why its conclusions are wrong.

Raise a Kid You Would Like to Have a Drink With

Jeff Hay thinks parents should lead by example—and that you can learn a lot about a person from the way they handle a bar stool.

On Being Threatened For Not Being Homophobic

Paul Blest on the gig that got out of control, and what he learned from it.

Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch

Mark Greene has one clear reason we should all fight for gay rights. Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.

“Tea Party” Pollutes Body Politic

What’s in a name? When it comes to the “Tea Party,” a distortion of history.

A Boy And His Married Gay Dads

Dennis Milam Bensie shares the experience of his gay friends’ raising of their son and their battle to do so.

Blackmail, Gay Lobbyists, and the Pope

There has been all sorts of misinformation floating around about the blackmail of Vatican Prelates and a gay lobby being at work, and Pope Francis’ confirmation of some of these things was leaked to the press.

Project Maps Hate Speech Through Twitter (Infographic)

How hateful is your section of the country? Twitter provides the answer.

“I attended a homophobic, hyper-masculine all-male high school, and I listened to a lot of punk and hardcore as an outlet for my feelings there.”

This is a comment by Evin Carty on the post “Is Music the Last Sanctioned Outlet for Men to Express Their Emotions?”


Tom West embraces his sexuality. He figures the rest of the world will catch up soon enough.

Ending Homophobia, One Brother at a Time

The key to ending homophobia might be to open the conversation and create safe spaces.