As the history of the LGBT community is written, will be remembered as the year marriage equality became the law of the land, when arcane adoption laws were reconsidered and transgender celebrities became cover models for mainstream media. But, as the movement moves forward, it is important to remember those trailblazers who were once forced to endure closeted lives of secrets and shame. Arlene and Jeanne have been together more than 35 years. Now 71 and 68, respectively, this couple celebrates their roles as grandmothers. Married in Massachusetts on their 29th anniversary, both agree it was love at first sight and say they never thought they would live to see the freedom and openness LGBT people enjoy today. We're living it, but it still totally blows my mind.
Tales of the City "In this chronicle of San Francisco in the s, the carefree chaos revolves around the funky old apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane where landlady Anna Madrigal welcomes tenants by taping homegrown joints to their doors and presides over their lives with an almost maternal affection. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. Through his investigations, the likable and handsome Karim meets a number of gay Arabs, from self-focused Youssef to sexually aggressive Mustapha. But it is handsome flight attendant Farid who leaves a lasting impression.
Three student couples share their stories of finding identity and love at Calvin. Photo by Yolanda Chow. Christian doctrine has historically held same-sex attraction to be a disorder — a mark of the fall — and same-sex intimacy to be a sin. But for many gay students at Calvin, this theology is not good enough. Their pursuits of romantic relationships arise much like that of the sexual majority: out of a desire to love and be loved.
LGBT themes in mythology occur in mythologies and religious narratives that include stories of romantic affection or sexuality between figures of the same sex or that feature divine actions that result in changes in gender. These myths are forms of LGBT lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender expression, and modern conceptions of sexuality and gender have been applied to them. Many mythologies ascribe homosexuality and gender fluidity in humans to the action of gods or of other supernatural interventions. The application of gender studies and queer theory to non-Western mythic tradition is less developed, but has grown since the end of the twentieth century.