In the last few weeks, more than half a dozen gay or lesbian youngsters have taken their own lives in response to bullying or harassment. It's important to recognize the role that homosociality plays in the harassment of GLBTQ youth.
Alan Frutkin of Mediaweek's Gay TV now hosts a provocative segment examining the portrayal of lesbians on television. Surprisingly, out lesbian personalities are faring much better than their fictional counterparts.
"For me, Don't Ask, Don't Tell isn't just an equality issue. It is also a national-security issue." In the aftermath of this weekend's National Equality March, the media examines the role of Don't Ask Don't Tell as a policy.
Let's start with the good news: the House of Representatives voted broaden the scope of existing laws to include sexual orientation as a federal hate crime. The bill passed 281 to 146. However, the comments from the opposition are revealing.