Efforts to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota are coming to a head this week. A Senate Finance Committee will review the potential fiscal impact of a bill allowing same-sex couples to wed at a meeting Tuesday morning, May 7.
Cleveland Plain Dealer Reader Representative Ted Diadiun wrote a column this week talking about the controversy that erupted over the paper's disrespectful mis-handling of a story that involves a transgender woman.
An arrest was made Saturday in the murder of a member of the transgender community found dead in an Olmsted Township pond last month. But for people who knew and loved the victim, it is going to take a long time to heal.
Bryant Huddleston, a single dad and TV Writer and producer in Los Angeles, an alumnus of Sloan-Hendrix High School in Arkansas, says he was disinvited to speak at the school's graduation after school members and Superintendent Mitch Walton discovered he was gay.
Today, we knocked at the door of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, but the door was not opened. Rather, it was slammed in our faces. As I began to write this article, I’m cognizant of the raw emotions that I feel deep inside my heart. It’s a feeling that I’m unfamiliar with because until today, I have never been denied a seat at Christ’s table. In fact, today marks the first day that I have ever felt disowned, abandoned, and lost.
It started out as a deeply personal act, that of a father officiating at the wedding of his son. But it was soon condemned as a public display of ecclesiastical disobedience, because the father, the Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree, is a minister in the United Methodist Church, which does not allow its clergy to perform same-sex weddings.