Monday December 9, 2013
As. the world remembers Nelson Mandela, a man who fought for human rights and the dignity of all people, let us not forget that he was also a champion of LGBT rights. South Africa was one of the first countries in the world to legalize gay marriage and the Constitution of South Africa, ushered in by President Nelson Mandela, is the first in the world to guarantee rights to LGBT people. South Africa still has a long way to go to ensure the safety of its LGBT citizens, but let us take a look at the impact of Nelson Mandela on LGBT rights in South Africa and the world.
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Thursday December 5, 2013
When it comes time for a lesbian couple to decide to get married, which one gets down on her knee and pops the question? As you can imagine, there is more than one right answer to this question. Who proposes in a lesbian relationship?
What is your story? Who proposed to who? Share your thoughts...
Tuesday December 3, 2013
There can be a lot of pressure over the holidays to find the "perfect" gift for that one special person. Before you head out to the mall and wander up and down the halls, tearing your hair out, trying to decide if she's going to want a new pair of slippers or a pearl necklace, consider buying her nothing at all. I didn't say don't give her anything, I said, don't buy her anything. Instead, why not make her a gift? Don't think you're handy or crafty? Not to worry. There are plenty of great gifts that you can make that don't require you to have any particular artsy skill. Check out my list of Top Free Gifts for Lesbians. Perhaps you'll be inspired.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox has released a new Christmas single in support of LGBT Rights. In Coming Out For Christmas Bowersox sings, "Finally I will introduce my love, Oh, As not just my friend."
On why she wrote the song, Bowersox said, "The holidays are here, and it pains me to think that anyone would be left alone or be forbidden to be with their family over something as silly as their sexual orientation. I hope it will serve as a holiday anthem for people who may finally have the courage to live their life as their true authentic self, proudly and unapologetically, and that their friends and family will love and accept them with loving open arms. May we all celebrate this holiday season together, celebrate equality, and give thanks for the true spirit of Christmas- with our one human family."
If you purchase the song via the New York Rock Exchange $1 will go to the Trevor Project, which supports LGBT youth.
If Crystal Bowersox has inspired you to come out this Christmas, here's some advice about how to come out to your family.