I already know that this piece will have political overtones and might give rise to political conversation. Politics, though, is not the point. I sense a greater metaphysical truth at work here and I find it extraordinary. I mentioned to my beloved, Lisa, a few weeks ago, that as we watch this political season unfold [...]
Queer and LGBTQ, LGBTQQIA
I spent years struggling with who I was and who I thought G-d wanted me to be. I felt that one of my life’s missions was to reconcile the fact that I was born into a female body but felt that I was really a boy inside.
Women have been our defenders and allies, our best friends, our most pro-gay politicians and our celebrity icons who embraced and played up their gay fans when male celebrities wouldn’t.
The feminist movement would never have been what is has without the engagement of queer and lesbian women, said Elisabeth Long, of Denver.
There is truly no wrong way to have a body.
My girlfriend masturbates like two or three times a week. Does this mean I’m not able to fulfill her sexuality?
Many of the shared experiences among LGBT people as a marginalized community are our families’ shared experiences too – and so our straight parents, siblings and children are, in no small way and if they choose to own it – members of the community through us.
When Pat Barrington first came out as a lesbian to her mother, the response she got would be shockingly uncommon today. “You’re just like me,” Barrington’s mother told her – “except you’re doing what you want. You’re doing what I always wanted to do.”
When I cut it to a chin-length bob after a bad break-up, people freaked out. Basically, no one liked it, and I would wake up the middle of the night reaching for my long hair, shocked to remember that it was gone. Was I not “pretty” anymore? So, I grew it back.
PART TWO: Denver LGBT entrepreneurs who got through the recession on LGBT loyalty or grease and grit. Hardships spurred them to work harder, better and stronger. By Matt Pizzuti.