By Raoul J. Chee Kee
When the US Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in July 2013, legally married gay and lesbian couples celebrated since they would now be able to receive the federal protections denied them. These protections included Social Security, veterans’ benefits, health insurance and retirement savings.
A British parliamentary committee slammed the country’s asylum system on Friday, saying its flaws have left some gay claimants feeling they must prove their sexual orientation and its bad decision making could put the U.K. at risk of harboring terrorists.
Drag queens and scantily-dressed dancers joined with politicians and military personnel for Sydney’s colourful gay and lesbian Mardi Gras, and to call for acceptance and equality.
The Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men concerned promise to remain celibate, it confirmed on Friday.
By Joseph Cortes
Monique Wilson is finally out and proud. The woman behind New Voice Company, the theater group behind such hit productions as “The Vagina Monologues,” “Angels in America,” and “Rent,” has finally declared she is gay.
Emily’s PostBy Emily Marcelo
I am a 24-year-old guy, and have been single for a while. I liked a few girls before but never really pushed through with any of them. Recently, I met a guy and we became friends. Before I knew it, I was in love with him. I can say for certain he’s 100-percent straight, but as for me, I’m confused. I’ve already confirmed that I have no problem being gay, but I also have that same urge with women! Maybe I’m bisexual?
Two women tied the knot on Saturday in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding, a move rights groups hope will help make the island become the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage.
Emily’s PostBy Emily Marcelo
My husband is gay, and we’ve been married 25 years. It took a lot of pain and adjustment to be where we are now. His family knew this open secret—everyone except me, initially. I just knew I fell in love with this handsome, soft-spoken, well-dressed, rich single guy, and I thought I died and went to heaven. I was a probinsiyana with a very ambitious mother, and my parents-in-law couldn’t have found a better match for their son than me.
By Pam Pastor
After Entertainment Weekly ran the story “The New Art of Coming Out” about gay celebrities who reveal their sexuality to the public in a casual manner, The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan asked journalist Anderson Cooper about his thoughts on the subject. Cooper sent Sullivan an e-mail which he allowed to be shared with Sullivan’s readers.
@Becker_Boris: Respect to @andersoncooper for being honest! I love that guy
By Jayce C. Perlas
For years, I dreaded the day that my mom and the rest of my family would know or discover the real me. The real gay me.