gay-rights

Why Some Gay Men Still Ask Their Partner’s Mom and Dad for Permission to Propose

Many consider asking a prospective father-in-law for permission to marry his daughter deeply sexist. The tradition was born centuries ago, when a young woman was…

The ‘Incidental Activism’ of Gay Dads

Days after Gabriel Blau’s son Elijah was born, he and his husband were greeted by a female neighbor in the elevator of their New York…

The Battle for the Gayborhood Has Become A Passive-Aggressive Turf War

Not long ago, a young mother and father took their newborn daughter for a long walk in Chicago and ended up in Boystown, the city’s…

The LGBTQ Community Can’t Find Consensus About the Census

No version of the U.S. census has ever asked Americans about their sexual orientation or gender identity, despite its objective of gathering accurate demographic information…