Everyone in this world has two families: the family we are born with and the family we make. Our biological family is only the beginning of the journey. Along the way, we form deep friendships, fall in love, and perhaps have children and grandchildren. This "new" family is the family of our choosing
President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the African continent.
Last week, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end its decades-long ban on gay youth, while keeping its ban on adults – gay parents like mine – in place. It is difficult to overstate the importance of that decision.