When I have to remember my dad my mind stops at the local bus station on a hot humid night in my hometown. I remember my dad getting on a bus and setting off for the Capital of Colombia. He was leaving us, for good. I was there with my grandmother (his mother) Romelia, hoping he wouldn´t leave without me. Squeezing my hands and face against a huge window glass that was keeping me from going with him.
I know that for quite a lot of us, this tweet really hits close to home. Sad to say! In both instances, it seems our families have this unwholesome need to “save face” and protect the family name from being tarnished should word reach outsiders that “immorality” resides in the family. Again, if we look closely at the reasons behind such doings we will see that the common denominator is religion. In the former case, the family usually believes they cannot condone homosexuality as it is a sin. If your family happens to have a theologian, one can only brace themselves for endless, taxing and unsolicited lectures on this,
When you’re gay and grew up in an era when AIDS was taking thousands of lives and Greg Louganis had to hide his disease when cut his head on the diving board at the 1988 Olympics, the thought of getting married and having a kid was comical. But, that’s exactly what ended up happening to my husband and me.
It’s never too early to introduce your children to what it means to be LGBT identified. More and more people are coming out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Asexual, Queer, 2 Spirited & Gender Queer each year. There’s no better way to raise visibility of our community than teaching our kids what acceptance is. Take a look […]
Sabrina Jalees had the courage to tell her Muslim family she was gay. Her dad was shocked and knew he had to make a choice.
I always wanted to be a father one day. And as soon as I decided to come out of the closet as gay, I started thinking about how I could go about doing so.
Coming out can be difficult, especially if you you find yourself exploring the “gray areas” of sexuality and self expression. Thomas Jeleniewicz takes the time to share his experience of what it is like to come out as a Bisexual man.