In Part 1 of this series, we addressed the question of “Why?” "Why did my “heterosexual” partner marry me when he/she knew they were gay/lesbian?" This question has been asked numerous times throughout history as many a man and woman have come out to their beloveds. The answers to this question are as varied and unique as the individuals who taken this road less traveled.
Straight guys don't get offended or feel threatened by this topic. I'm not here to make you feel small, even though a fair share of you seem to think that's your inalienable right to make gay men feel less than. Let's draw a truce for the next few paragraphs and see what we might learn about one another. Fair enough? Ok, onto the list!
Think being bisexual is a fun, carefree walk in the park? Bisexuals often feel rejected by both the straight and the LGBT community, and that feeling of not fitting in appears to be strongest with bisexual women.
For once, my teenage daughter decided to talk to me. We were driving home from school and she said, "Dad, I have something to tell you." Here it comes, I thought — either some overwrought teenage drama or a parent's worst nightmare is about to escape my precious firstborn's lips. With a quavering voice she delivered the punch: "Jackie and I are dating."
If actor Zachary Quinto of American Horror Story, Star Trek, and Margin Call wanted the world to know he was gay, he'd probably tell us. But in fact, it appears that, until now, Quinto actually preferred to keep his sexual orientation private. He's never talked about it openly.
Like most women, I have no shame in admitting that I find other females attractive. I have even admitted to being open to experimentation ("Of course I would sleep with Halle Berry! It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"). For women, it's perfectly acceptable to be a little bi-curious (cue every male fantasy), and according to the latest research, it's the norm.
Happy National Coming Out Day, a day when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people are encouraged to stand up and speak up about who they are. It's an emotionally charged day for many, but it's also a reason to celebrate.
Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. It's a day that should be celebrated by everyone: gay, straight, lesbian, transgender or bisexual. It's a celebration of people being honest with themselves and the people who care about them—a very honorable thing. The following 9 celebrities announced their sexual orientation the best way they knew how, and they all admit it was the best decision they've ever made. Hopefully, their experiences will inspire others today to come out from hiding. If they could do it, so can you.
When couples get divorced, there is the obvious hurt, confusion and anger. What will it be like to live alone? What will you tell the kids? Who is the other woman or man? These feelings become more complicated when your spouse falls for someone of their same sex.
Yesterday, 'The L Word' actress Leisha Hailey was kicked off a Southwest Airline flight for kissing her girlfriend, Camila Grey, an L.A.-based musician. According to Perez Hilton, the two had boarded the plane and were already in their seats when they decided to have a pre-departure kiss. The Southwest flight crew noticed, and told them that kissing each other wasn't allowed on their Airlines because their company is a "family" company. Family is often a word used to ostracize anyone who isn't heterosexual.
On Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happen's Live, Bravo's live talk show hosted by Andy Cohen, Patti Stanger managed to offend pretty much everyone when answering called-in questions from fans of her show. In particular, she had choice words to say about gay men and smart women who are single and dating in New York
At midnight Tuesday, "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" expired, and Navy Lt. Gary Ross married his boyfriend of 11 years in Vermont. The couple had traveled from their home in Arizona so they could openly marry before their loved ones.
Controversial new movie "Circumstance" explores the lives of lesbians forced to live in the shadows. Omid Memarian talks to women in Iran who say the movie doesn’t do their predicament justice.
The good news keeps rolling in for those concerned about infidelity. We recently reported that the rate of divorce due to cheating has decreased, which is great news for those who have tied the knot. Now we've got great news for an even broader spectrum of lovers—overall, all couples are being more monogamous than they were in the 70s.