Marian Gonzalez

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Reporting Accurately on Los Angeles Attack: Victim Tells LAPD Preferred Name and Pronouns

Last Thursday evening, a 22-year-old person of color was brutally attacked in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. While previous information regarding …

Victor Diego, Los Angeles 'Gay' And 'Transgender' Person, Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime

<b>EDITOR'S NOTE:</b> <i>The victim's family uses male pronouns but also makes reference to Diego as a woman, so we have updated the following story to read with as much clarity and openness as possible without further details about how Diego identifies.</i><p>A Los Angeles person who reportedly identifies as both …

'That's So Gay' Phrase Has Lasting Impact For LGBT Youth, Study Finds

"That's so gay" has been part of the adolescent lexicon for some time, but a new University of Michigan study has revealed the phrase could have deep consequences for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.<p>Published in the current issue of the Journal of American College Health, the …

How America Got Past the Anti-Gay Politics of the '90s

As more and more politicians announce their support for same-sex marriage, they and the nation must grapple with uncomfortable statements they made not so long ago.<p>Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images<p>Nineteen ninety-eight was a watershed year in the battle for gay rights in America -- in a bad way. …

Coming Out to My Father

Ever since I first knew I was gay, which for me was early on—as a teenager—I have been conflicted about talking about my father and our relationship. By the time I was in high school and felt the first attraction to other boys, he was a renowned New York psychiatrist—Dr. Charles W. Socarides, …