How gay Chinese hide their relationships behind ‘sham marriages’


In China – where same-sex unions are not legal and homosexuality remains taboo – gay men and women are marrying each other When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: gay. Searching outContinue reading “How gay Chinese hide their relationships behind ‘sham marriages’”

Uganda bans Dutch film The Dinner Club for ‘glorifying homosexuality’ and ‘smoking especially by women’


Uganda’s media council has banned a film because it “glorifies homosexuality”, the Dutch embassy has said. Made in the Netherlands The Dinner Club also contains “steamy sex scenes”; “lurid language”; and “smoking especially by women”, according to officials in the landlocked African nation, where gay sex is illegal. “While glorifying homosexuality two women say marriage (presumably to men) is hard work! This is against UgandanContinue reading “Uganda bans Dutch film The Dinner Club for ‘glorifying homosexuality’ and ‘smoking especially by women’”

Outside Burn Inside Cool


A story without an ending  A field trip to Disneyland.  Two days 100 students from a Northern California High School.  On one of the buses a group of kids are joking making fun of each other.  The laughter is loud, everyone is in good spirits. One of the boys imitates a boy in his neighborhood.Continue reading “Outside Burn Inside Cool”

My unconventional Texas family: A gay dad and a mom who wears mens’ clothes, in the Lone Star State


As the child of gay parents, I would sometimes feel ashamed. But I would also feel ashamed of my shame By: Elizabeth Collins/Salon Not long ago, I called an old friend of mine, a white, straight, 50-year-old, Texas-born and bred, religiously conservative Republican friend of mine named Scott. He was also my former boss andContinue reading “My unconventional Texas family: A gay dad and a mom who wears mens’ clothes, in the Lone Star State”

The tragedy behind Fox’s ‘Empire’: Lee Daniels’s father beat him for being gay


Terrence Howard. left, and Lee Daniels speak onstage at a Television Critics Association event in Pasadena, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision via AP) By: Justin Moyer/Washington Post For a network that has struggled to draw eyeballs, Fox’s “Empire” — a Terrence Howard-helmed drama about a music mogul and his, well, empire — is a blockbuster that booked 10Continue reading “The tragedy behind Fox’s ‘Empire’: Lee Daniels’s father beat him for being gay”