National Coming Out Day: A Modern American Ritual Rooted In Cultural Conflict

October 11th is National Coming Out Day.  Unlike the Gay Pride marches and festivities you see around the country (typically on the last Sunday in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village that sparked the gay rights movement), National Coming Out day is a more awareness and empathy oriented commemoration. According … Continue reading National Coming Out Day: A Modern American Ritual Rooted In Cultural Conflict

Why it’s Okay to Be Gay

Have you noticed a turning tide lately? That the "gay" thing (unless you are a religious fundamentalist or just plain scared) is slowly but surely becoming less of a novelty and more of a social matter of course? Sure, our legislation in the U.S. (and even more harshly elsewhere) doesn't entirely reflect that, but it's … Continue reading Why it’s Okay to Be Gay