They are frustrated with what they perceive as pressure from the Vatican to downplay ministries that offer any affirmation to Catholic gays and lesbians.
Some parents of gays and lesbians have found support at New Ways Ministry, a national organization founded in 1977 that states that it provides "a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian and gay Catholics and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.
Recent accomplishments by openly gay, lesbian and bisexual African American poets point to a rise in profile and stature of these writers.
But many gay and lesbian poets agree with spoken-word poet and hip-hop artist Tim's West (author of Red Dirt Revival: A Poetic Memoir in 6 Breaths, Poz' Trophy Publishing, October 2003) when he says, "Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered poets are so prominently represented in the black poetry canon--from the Harlem Renaissance, to the Black Arts Movement, to the current proliferation of spoken word poetry--that it almost makes little sense to make any distinction.
Even so, many states allow gays to adopt as individuals and many--including California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont--now allow joint adoptions by same-sex couples.
Perhaps the most widely used argument against allowing gays to marry, adopt, or retain custody of their children is the assumption that being raised by gay parents will cause children to "become" gay.
And if the comparison of gay
marriage to the civil rights movement has raised ire, many LGBT of color say it's because it doesn't take into account the racial and often economic privileges white gays
Offer special programming to meet the career development needs of lesbians and gays
(D'Augelli, 1993; Evans & D'Augelli, 1996), including special programming on (a) resume writing, such as directly addressing issues of how far out to be on the resume or how many times the word lesbian is mentioned on a resume page (research on lesbian issues, teaching lesbian topics; Elliott, 1993; Hetherington et al.
Some reps informed LOGO that there were no gays
in their markets.
It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality,'' Ian McKellen, one of the few out gays
who's been nominated for playing a gay
character (``Frankenstein'' director James Whale, in 1999's ``Gods and Monsters''), recently said at the Berlin Film Festival.
From a civil libertarian perspective, it's clear enough why the unequal treatment of gay
parents is objectionable: The human desire for family isn't exclusive to heterosexuals, and attempts to prevent gays
from raising families both stigmatize them and threaten to deprive them of an important component of a full life.
Bower's book, notes Robinson, has as its central premise that the gay
movement has been hijacked by gay
radicals and it has embraced alliance politics--those who believe that the oppression of gays
is linked to the oppression of other groups, namely women, trans folks, and people of color communities.
The Field Museum explains why gays
are the pinnacle of evolution with a massive Darwin exhibit opening June 15.
Business students as future professionals will be faced with working with gays
and lesbians in their organizations.
The experience of the Church, Kurtz writes, has clearly shown that, even those gays
who join the most traditional of institutions are radical enough to deliberately subvert its sexual norms.