Yes, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at QueerLandia, and it’s easy to say, but not necessarily for the many, who may be single, and not welcomed by family, and if you are invited to the annual feast, the reception may be close to chilling…
Many of us know, that either this term or next, the U.S. Supreme Court will most likely take on the case of same-sex marriage, and hopefully rule to strike down any bans, and making it the law of the land. And if it sounds, that I’m approaching this cautiously, I’m really not. I just want to point out one thing I discovered today. Continue reading
I’ve often wondered what goes thru the mind of a gay man when he invests himself in ex-gay therapy. I would only guess, that they in some way, feel extremely conflicted in their sexuality, even tormented. However, for many, it’s a learning experience. A time when the perspective can change, and hopefully, for the better. For which I believe is the case, for John Smid, formally the director of Love in Action, a Memphis based “straight camp” for teens. Continue reading
Recently, as I was surfin the net the other day, I stumbled across a short but sweet little posting that reminded me, not only of my coming out, but the countless number of other gay peoples stories, good or bad, of what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Now, this 13 year old’s story is just starting, but with the support he has, I bet his coming out is going to be a wee bit easier. Continue reading
While not every coming out story has a happy ending, its good to dwell on those that do. Many of us who must come out to religiously heavy families may find it harder than others.
Comedian, Sabrina Jalees, grew up in a Swiss Pakistani household and found herself faced with this very problem. She mentions that when she was growing up, she found the idea of two woman being together to be strange. Continue reading
Yesterday, in Montana, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris struck down the state’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a women violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, making it the 34th state in our favor for marriage equality.