The all of “y’all”: On finally embracing my voice, country twang and everything


To fit in with my peers, I changed how I spoke. Now, in the name of inclusivity, I’ve come back to my roots By: Justin Quarry/Salon The summer I was 12, my mother and I moved from a tiny Arkansas farm town to a university city, Jonesboro — home of Arkansas State — and fromContinue reading “The all of “y’all”: On finally embracing my voice, country twang and everything”

3 Couples Share Their Best Advice for Navigating an Interracial Relationship Right Now


From: Self Magazine Thanks to current events, being in an interracial relationship can feel especially fraught. By: Rozalynn S. Frazier, C.P.T. Interracial couples across the country are processing the current outcry for racial justice—and, in some cases, how it’s affecting their relationship. The celebrity world offers up plenty of examples. Actress Tika Sumpter, who is Black andContinue reading “3 Couples Share Their Best Advice for Navigating an Interracial Relationship Right Now”

Uncle Frank, COVID, and the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis


Bill Smith/Theadvocate.com The recently released movie Uncle Frank gutted me. It’s the story of Frank Bledsoe, the cool uncle to his teenage niece, Beth, who Frank encourages to find a world bigger than the repressed society where they grew up in rural South Carolina in the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Closeted to his family and battling addiction,Continue reading “Uncle Frank, COVID, and the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis”

10 LGBTQ+ Questions We’d Like to See Asked in Tonight’s Debate


By Trudy Ring\The Advocate.com The first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will take place Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern in Cleveland. Moderator Chris Wallace has announced the topics he wants to cover in the 90-minute debate — the two men’s records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, the integrity of the election,Continue reading “10 LGBTQ+ Questions We’d Like to See Asked in Tonight’s Debate”

5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community


June’s Pride Month marks a month of celebration, education and reflection for members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, and while there’s a lot to celebrate, there’s a lot to reflect on as well. © lazyllama / Shutterstock Financial issues for the LGBTQ community   Over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ+ community hasContinue reading “5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community”

When your family doesn’t accept you


Volunteers serve a Friends giving meal at the Sacramento LGBT Center, a welcoming place for the holidays.  PHOTO COURTESY OF SACRAMENTO LGBT CENTER For LGBTQ people, the holidays can be very stressful By: Rachel Mayfield/Sacramento News and Review It was a typical L.A. Christmas—quiet, uneventful and a little too warm for sweaters. My extended familyContinue reading “When your family doesn’t accept you”

The Secret Life of Gay Farmers


  Video by Matt Houghton   From: The Atlantic In the United Kingdom, there is only one hotline for gay farmers. It’s run by Keith Ineson, a retired chaplain who was himself raised in a rural farming community. Growing up gay in a community that prized traditional masculinity, Ineson felt isolated. But he knew thatContinue reading “The Secret Life of Gay Farmers”

Every Kid Deserves a Family or If They’re Really Lucky, Two Dads


Same-sex couples and LGBTQ folks make some of the best parents; that’s why we need to ban discrimination in foster care. By:Alec Mapa/The Advocate My husband and I adopted our son Zion out of foster care when he was five years old. We were upfront about the kind of family we were from the start.Continue reading “Every Kid Deserves a Family or If They’re Really Lucky, Two Dads”

Australia says YES to same-sex marriage


Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law Marriage equality advocates in Melbourne celebrate as the result of the postal survey is announced. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images By: Paul Karp/UK Guardian Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality byContinue reading “Australia says YES to same-sex marriage”