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Living Out Loud with Darian

Living Out Loud

Darian Aaron is a new leader in the black gay and lesbian movement for visibility and equality. He is a former staff writer for Clik Magazine and the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a popular gay blog where he gives commentary on social, political, and religious issues that impact the LGBT community. In[…]

Add the Words

Idaho Wants to Add the Words

On June 26th, 2015 when gay marriage was legalized in the United States I was camping with my good friend Andrea and her wife, Sam. When we found out the news we were elated! Andrea and her wife had just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary a few months before and now their marriage was[…]

Same Sex Marriage 2015

Why states should be scrambling to legalize same sex marriage in 2015 In 2013, two landmark Supreme Court cases marked significant victories for same-sex marriage in the U.S., entitling same-sex couples to equal federal rights and, in essence, allowing for same sex-marriage in California. Fast forward to 2015. On the first day of the new[…]

Not One More

by Alan Martinez Years ago I thought that someday I would have a niece who I would play dolls with and have long talks with about her boyfriends. Instead I got a nephew, Chris, who played take-no-prisoners football and ambidextrous basketball. My brother, Richard Martinez, and I would talk sometimes and wonder “where the hell[…]


1973 disruption of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. He can be reached at One of my great blessings is that I have so many friends, so forgive this mass email.  One of the rewards of time is that eventually everything becomes public.  While the 1973 disruption of the CBS Evening News[…]

My 1969 high-school prom

Gay Prom Finally by Mark Segal My 1969 high-school prom came 43 years late — last week, actually. Like many people of my generation who knew they were gay in high school — unlike heterosexuals who looked forward to that night — I looked at the prom as a night of dread and oppression. For LGBT[…]

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Gay Marriage vs. Full LGBT Equality

Marriage vs. full LGBT equality at media summit by Mark Segal Each year for the last three years, The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund of San Francisco has held an LGBT blogger and newspaper summit to increase awareness on issues that need focus. The first year, held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Center in New[…]

Israel, the gays and Equality Forum

by Mark Segal The last couple of years have seen progressive LGBT people taking on issues other than equality, as well as bringing the debate into the community. Israel and the Palestinian cause has been a flashpoint. With Equality Forum in Philadelphia poised to honor Israel this May, several progressive blogs have denounced the organization and[…]

Why Sexuality Evokes So Strong A Moral Response In Us?

All sexually active people today make decisions about when, where, and with whom they will engage in lovemaking activity. For most individuals, at the bare minimum part of that determination is based on their interpretation of what behaviors are morally suitable, which may be taken from their religious beliefs, upbringing, family of origin, or private[…]

Yes, we should teach gay marriage in schools

The biggest threat used by those who oppose same sex marriage is that children will be taught that same sex marriage is OK. And, OMG maybe even that gay people are OK. That’s exactly what we should teach our kids. We should teach them that there are different people in the world with different lifestyles,[…]