Late last month, after vocally anti-gay evangelical author and blogger Jonathan Merritt
's essay defending Chick-Fil-A
appeared in The Atlantic, Azariah Southworth outed Merritt on his blog.
with Merritt about his sexual orientation. Follow-up column from Southworth: Why I outed a Christian star
. [more inside]
Park Slope lesbians Ingrid and Desiree
are "homophobic, superficial and ultimately, perfect for one another." In this video series
the couple considers whether all lesbians can be classified as tops or bottoms,
if transmen are hipper than bisexuals,
and if the It Gets Better
Project sends the wrong message
about how to survive high school as a gay teen. [more inside]
Earlier this week, the Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives asked
Bradlee Dean to give the morning prayer. [more inside]
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is an exhibit of photographs by Jeff Sheng
that is currently on tour in the US. A sharp contrast to his previous work: Fearless
, which highlighted young Canadian and US athletes who openly identify as gay, lesbian or transgendered, this new exhibition shows gay American servicemen who cannot, so they have been photographed in uniform with their faces hidden
or outside the photo's frame to protect their anonymity
. Flash Galleries: DADT 1
, DADT 2
. [more inside]
''I don't think it's appropriate they feel discriminated against, and I'm very upset they feel that,''
"After inviting friends to her home for ''pre-drinks'', [Hannah Williams] stood on her doorstep and watched her classmates file into the darkness to attend one of the highlights of the school year. Instead of joining them, Hannah took off her heels and black dress and went to bed...A few weeks earlier a teacher had told the year 11 student she couldn't attend the dance with her 15-year-old girlfriend, Savannah Supski. She was asked to bring a male instead."
Take my arm, my love. Don't write a check from a joint bank account. Hide all the photographs in your home and office which would identify you as a couple. Take off your wedding rings. Touch each other, and talk to each other, in public, in ways that could only be interpreted as you being "friends."
A thoughtful post on "self-editing," homophobia, and the day-to-day experience of many LGBT folks, at Shakesville
(aka Shakespeare's Sister), by Teh Portly Dyke