You think you’re helping, but it actually really hurts.
The assumption of heterosexuality might seem incredibly harmless, because it’s so pervasive and it’s “the norm.”
Recovery is not about how much you know, it is about finding yourself again.
This is about men holding hands. In India, where I grew up, men showing affection this way was common and not construed as homosexual activity. I look back on how I interpreted this social action differently and how it has shaped me today as a gay man.
The horror wasn’t a “one time thing”. Just the first time the world seems to be paying attention.
It really is this simple. Prejudice has to be taught; it is not an inherent condition.
When you’re a 6’2″ 210-pound, gay, black male the bad guys might be out to get you. But you can still have an open heart.
John Pavlovitz pens a letter to those with damaging “Christian” beliefs.
In the culture that created the shooter at Pulse Orlando, healing toxic masculinity starts with how we raise our boys.
Why was dating so much easier when I was living as female?
“We want you to hear their names”
At a vigil for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, the Mayor of Philadelphia looked profoundly sad while the City Council President appeared exasperated.
Yes, 19 people can cause terrible suffering, but a million men working together, aggregating their individual acts of kindness into a global movement for social good, is infinitely more powerful.