If the first African-American President loses his re-election bid because of certain black pastors' homophobic views on marriage equality, that would be tragic, and history would not look kindly on their actions.
With the sport of synchronized swimming having both a gender bias and being homophobic, gay coaches like Don Squire and his partner Del Neel of Cyprus Club in Carmel Valley struggle to be taken competitively.
Being an LGBTQ Olympian doesn’t elicit as much homophobic shock and awe as it did when four-time American Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis competed in the 1980s. But homophobia finds a way to surface, and now a days its not so much about an athlete's sexual orientation as it is now more about suspecting that a LGBTQ athlete is perpetrating "gender fraud."
The Rev. Irene Monroe -- nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar and public theologian whose commentaries appear on San Diego Gay & Lesbian News -- will receive this year’s Spirit of Justice Award from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).