By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 15
On May 1st, Jason Collins, the 7' 0" center for the Washington Wizards, and a former Boston Celtics, came out. His statement, "I?m a 34-year-old NBA center. I?m black. And I?m gay" made the cover story for the May 6 issue of "Sports Illustrated."
By Dana Rudolph | May 8
LGBT parents--and any others who have ever struggled to explain reproduction to their young children in a way relevant to their families--will rejoice at the new picture book What Makes a Baby. In 32 vibrant pages, Toronto-based author Cory Silverberg explains how babies are made--in a way that works for all family structures, ways of family creation, and parents' gender identity.
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By Judah Leblang | May 8
When I meet friends around my own age, particularly those I haven't seen in a while, we have different versions of the same conversation.
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By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 8
There are a lot of sound reasons to critique Keynesian economics, but a reason that its creator was gay shouldn't be one of them.
By Richard J. Rosendall | May 8
Jason Collins is not the first active professional athlete to come out. Tennis star Martina Navratilova came out in 1981. Her courageous act, however, was no threat to male heterosexual dominance. Few people even know that baseball player Glenn Burke came out in the late 1970s, because sports writers at the time responded with a wall of silence.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 2
The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment--a gay athlete currently playing in a major league to come out publicly. What you may not know is that the subtext is that it was hoped the moment would star an African American male.