Organized Religion Must Join the Fight Against Homophobia

A step in the right direction.

When the Tempest in the Teapot Is You

What they have faced is not as difficult as what their parents went through, or their parents before them. Prejudice has been around a while.

Dear Mississippi,

Ed Madden gives a powerful reading of his poem written in response to Mississippi’s HB 1523–an anti-gay, anti-trans “religious freedom” law which, oddly enough, names poetry as a specific good or service that can be denied.

David Bowie and My Queer Awakening

Did David Bowie have any idea how many lives he touched, and in how many ways?

What a Transphobic Texas Teacher Needs to Learn from This Amazing Transgender Child

A teacher in Texas refuses to respect a transgender child in her care under the guise of exercising her “religious freedom”. Rob Watson sounds off, with the help of an amazing child named Ellie.

I Want to Change the World by Changing My Mind

Quentin Lucas tells a short story to show how poor thinking can happen to any of us.

Changes in Sex Ed Curriculum: Playboy’s Dr. Jess Schools the Board

What should our children be learning about sexuality and their bodies? Alison Tedford interviews sexologist Dr. Jess about changing attitudes and curriculum. — Controversial changes to curriculum about the birds and the bees has parents in Ontario, Canada buzzing. I interviewed Dr. Jess O’Reilly, a sexologist from Toronto, on the topic. The controversy began with […]

Why Traditional Manhood is Killing Us

How men define manhood can mean the difference between a good life or a lonely death.

What Transgender Microaggressions Can Teach Us About Our Friends and Each Other

Sometimes even those closest to us get it wrong. Here’s what we can learn about getting it right.

Dear cis Friend: Why Labeling Another Person cis is Wrong

Mark Greene believes that unless the term cisgender is used with care, it can do as much damage as good.

6 Reasons ‘In Touch’ Magazine’s Bruce Jenner Cover Will Horrify You

Excuse me, In Touch Weekly, but I think you dropped your ethics. Oh, and I could do a better photoshop job in MS Paint.

They Loved Their Son So Much, They Killed Their Daughter: a Requiem for Leelah

The death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has stunned America and leaves many questions. Writer Rob Watson compares the reaction to that of the slain Matthew Shepard, and pays tribute to a young life, gone too soon.

Loving a Transgender Person IS a Revolutionary Act

How can we love ourselves enough to live, when our environment tells us that nothing in creation could love a transgender person?

Brazilian Students Skirt Around Discriminatory Dress Code

Looking for human rights advocates? Brazilian students are there!

The Hypocrisy of Pro-Slur Crybabies

Larry Womack wants you to consider a few things before you claim the right to use a slur.

“Name-calling is lazy & the refuge of the uninformed and prejudiced”

Stop Calling Ann Coulter Names. Seriously.