I’ve yet to hear of a heterosexual person being told to “try” homosexuality in order to confirm their straightness.
Taiwan used to be the first Asian nation poised to ratify same-sex marriage. Last month, however, Taiwan succumbed to the effects of $33 million spent to defeat the nation’s ballot measure to ratify same-sex marriage.
It will take the longest days and the sleeplessness, and it will take the anger and misunderstanding and the exile and the loneliness. It will take you making it through this.
Zora Ada and I had an uncomfortable Lyft ride this summer. We were headed home well after midnight, weary from a long series of flights. A middle-aged white man picked us up at the baggage claim, and he and Ada exchanged the usual post-airport pleasantries. (I usually sit back and let her do the talking.) [...]
When you’re a woman in the United States, cutting your hair can be a big deal. People suddenly think you need their opinion.
...Both translations of disappointment hurt because they incite us to determine our own self-worth with the never-satisfied measuring stick of our perceived worth to others.
Before you hear how I came out to my small-town, evangelical, New England family, we should talk about the term “coming out.”