Same-Sex Marriage

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage throughout the fifty states and it was a momentous occasion for me and majority of the country. It is also a momentous occasion for the world. Although US image had faced some bumps in the last decade, this country is often the standard […]

When My Friend Came Out

Yesterday, I was talking to one of my Chinese friends, he is an intelligent guy in his mid thirties, got his MD at the Harvard Medical School. He told me that his mom had been suffering from a type of cancer for sometime. He loved his mom more than anything else but she and the […]

Leelah Alcorn

I just finished reading the suicide note from Leelah Alcorn and I think everyone should read it. She was a young girl who had to face intense pressure from her family and the society because she was a transgender.  I hope her death won’t go in vain. This tragedy should wake us up and help […]

Coming Out to Yourself

The first time when I fell in “love”, I was in love with a girl and I was five. We were in the same kindergarten. Even during my early puberty when I was no longer grossed out by the concept of sex and I gradually realized my sexual attraction to men, I was madly in […]

Interesting Article on “Gay Gene”

I read this article today by Prof. Jenny Graves on the Post. Her article is about scientific research on homosexuality and how homosexuality is not just a human phenomenon. She concludes her article with the following paragraphs which I thought was very interesting. “If there are male-loving and female-loving alleles of tens or hundreds of genes […]

Whats gay in conservative cultures?

While I was in a boarding school, I knew several guys at school who actually had anal sex with other guys but they never thought of it as “gay” because there was no such concept. They think of it as the next best thing to a vaginal sex but better than masturbation. I think this mindset […]

Straight, Bi or Gay?

When faced with a complex issue, we tend to over simplify. For example, when we are faced with evaluating students, we tend to categorize them based on their grade (A, B, …, F) from an hour long exam. Before even getting to the effectiveness of exam, I want to talk about the over simplified grading […]

Pages of Life

Life often seem like a book with a same page repeated multiple times. Most of us do the same thing again and again; it’s a constant repetition of same or similar things that form our lives. For me, I wake up at 7:30, shower, breakfast, drive to office, check emails, meetings, emails, drive back home, […]