| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." — attributed to Mohandas Gandhi
As Dan Savage tells it, it began years ago when he'd go on CNN or MSNBC to discuss LGBT issues opposite the likes of...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 9:57 AM
This week the AP Stylebook, the standardized style guide for newspapers and other publications across the United States, announced that no longer, under their rules, will it be acceptable to use the term "illegal immigrant." AP Executive Editor Kathleen...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The U.S. Department of State is committing to fighting homophobia and is looking for new ways it can protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in countries around the world, including within the United States, Secretary John...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Former Ravens linebacker and outspoken same-sex marriage advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo is turning his attention from playing time to publishing.
Weeks after being released by the Super Bowl champions, Ayanbadejo announced today that he will serve as the...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Gay characters coming out in prime time is nothing new.
In fact, “Coming-out narratives are cliches,” according to Ron Becker, author of “Gay TV and Straight America” (Rutgers University Press, 2006).
“They were big in...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
As a journalist, I'm a big believer in free speech, but also in the idea that bigotry and wrongdoing are fair game for scrutiny.
Regardless of your political leanings, it's fair to say that publicly ridiculing others in a confrontational and...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Jason Collins' coming out received large media fanfare. Brittney Griner's was met with something close to a yawn.
The debate over what caused the difference has been pretty public, with some pointing to sexism, others to the way heterosexual men react...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"The New Normal" was supposed to be the new normal.
After "Modern Family" brought two gay dads into the spotlight on ABC, NBC was bringing audiences a show that put a gay family at its center. "The New Normal" executive producer Ryan Murphy had...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman has launched an investigation into allegations that county Police Chief Larry Tolliver used homophobic slurs and retaliated against officers whose testimony led to her predecessor's criminal conviction for...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In what possible way is Dr. Ben Carson's belief that marriage is between a man and a woman "in conflict with [Johns Hopkins University's] core values of diversity, inclusion and respect," as Hopkins Dean of Medicine Dr. Paul B. Rothman put it in a...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I found Dan Rodricks' column on Dr. Ben Carson jaded and biased ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31).
Mr. Rodricks accused Dr. Carson of making homophobic remarks, but it was just his opinion that the remarks were homophobic in...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:37 PM
While growing up in an African-American Baptist church, Harris Thomas was taught homosexuality is an "abomination in the eyes of God." As a young minister, he disparaged the gay lifestyle even while secretly pursuing it. Today he heads a Baltimore...