I cannot explain what transgender means to me in a 1,000-word essay, but I can begin to open a dialogue and share a few stories that may help others understand what it means to raise a transgender child. There were many early struggles, and even more for my wife as I was trying to learn my way. But our struggles were small compared with those that both our children faced. I hope to share more than just the painful moments, but also the rewards of watching my beautiful daughter and her amazing brother grow.
President Obama disappointed and vexed gay supporters on Wednesday with his decision, conveyed to activists by a senior adviser, not to sign an executive order banning discrimination by employers with federal contracts.
The psychiatrist behind a prominent 2001 study declaring people can go from gay to straight has retracted his original claims.
Although the research is still cited by anti-gay organizations as proof that so-called "ex-gay" therapy works to change someone’s sexual orientation, the study has endured scientific criticism for years.
Now, Robert Spitzer, who led the research, told American Prospect that he wants to publish a retraction.
LGBT groups blanketed Montgomery County high schools with fliers Wednesday morning to counter what many consider an anti-gay leaflet that is also being sent home with students at some high schools this week.
The dueling fliers renew a debate that has played out in backpacks intermittently over the past several years, most recently in February.
A 30,000-member gay rights group won’t support a current ballot initiative aimed at overturning Ohio’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
Equality Ohio’s executive director Ed Mullen tell The Columbus Dispatch he’s concerned there may be problems with the language proposed by backers of the constitutional amendment and that more analysis is needed.
Last month, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — a Noble prize winner — made headlines when she refused to speak out against laws criminalizing the lives of gay people and predicted that legislation that would place additional restrictions on gay people would likely fail to advance in the legislature. On Tuesday, responding to international condemnation of her dismissive attitude, the president has released a statement clarifying her remarks.