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”