To change another to better fit our own ideals is not love; it is domination. Instead, to truly love is to engage joyfully in our differences and to bring out the best in our unique potential — in personal relationships, and in community.
A young, gay Mormon’s testimony sparked a rift in her community — but, Erika Munson wonders, must we give in to the instinct to take sides? On lingering in the complex questions with a spirit of compassion that has room for our differences.
For many, the cycling class-phenom SoulCycle is more than a way to burn calories. It fosters the experiences we used to find only within the walls of a church: collective identity, safety, and spiritual catharsis.
In the wake of tragedy, how do we respond with resilience? How do we continue to love across boundaries?
For Courtney Martin feminism is a living, breathing thing. But in an age of gloss and soundbites, how can the movement remain inclusive and sustain its influence?
Our culture celebrates masculine gruffness and aggression. But what about masculine affection? In the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a devotee finds strength to love freely, and a new kind of masculinity.
Familiar items are strangely comforting throughout life, much less in difficult times. A gay man discovers himself through his ongoing relationship with a Renoir painting.
For World Suicide Prevention Day, a story of a son’s loss of his father by suicide. The writer Eric Marcus talks about family silence, learning to share his story, and discovering compassion for his father and healing for himself.
Last week, in a somewhat surprising move, the LDS Church issued a statement seeking to do more to recognize and respect LGBT people and families. In this smart essay, David Blankenhorn sees this announcement as a good, “morally right” step, despite objections from those pulling from the Culture War Handbook.
As part of the Your Audio Selfie project, the founder of I’m From Driftwood on how collecting LGBTQ stories has changed him.