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Curtis M. Wong
Curtis M. Wong is the Deputy Editor of Gay Voices at The Huffington Post. He has written for The Prague Post, Passport Magazine, The Hartford Courant, Business Insurance Weekly, Abu Dhabi's The National and Ohio's Akron Jewish News, among other publications.

Entries by Curtis M. Wong

'Straight White Guy Festival' Fliers In Ohio Park Spark Local Controversy

(51) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 3:13 PM

A series of fliers advertising a "Straight White Guy Festival" have sparked controversy in Ohio, although local residents and authorities are unclear on whether or not the event is legitimate.

As WBNS-TV reported, the fliers have appeared in and around Columbus' Goodale Park, which also hosts

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Florida Tow Truck Company Owner Faces Charges Of 'Predatory Towing' During Orlando's 'Gay Days'

(7) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 12:09 PM

The owner of an Florida-based towing company is facing charges of illegally towing vehicles of visitors who took part in an Orlando "Gay Days" event.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, ASAP Towing owner Jason P. Combs faces 29 counts of grand theft of a motor...

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LGBT Youths With Unsupportive Parents Sound Off Anonymously On Whisper App

(39) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 10:39 AM

With marriage equality expanding internationally and more U.S. states approving anti-discrimination legislation, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is gradually gaining new levels of validity and recognition in the eyes of the mainstream public slowly, but with certainty.

Given that ever-growing list of global LGBT...

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James Franco Congratulates Dave Franco On 'Dating' Zac Efron In Instagram Photo

(40) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 4:51 PM

James Franco took to Instagram to jokingly congratulate his brother, Dave, on his relationship with "Neighbors" co-star, Zac Efron.

The "Pineapple Express" star shared the following image, which appeared to be a screenshot of a HollywoodLife article announcing that his brother and Efron were dating. As E!...

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Oregon's Sweet Cakes By Melissa Preps Desserts For 'Ex-Gay' Group Restored Hope (PHOTO)

(61) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:38 PM

An Oregon bakery that sparked national controversy after turning away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be who were seeking a wedding cake is back in the headlines.

As The Advocate pointed out, Sweet Cakes by Melissa posted the following series of photos on its...

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Putting Michael Sam In A Locker Room With 'All That Beefcake' Is Unfair, According To AFA's Tim Wildmon

(285) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 12:06 PM

American Family Association President Tim Wildmon has come to the defense of former NFL coach Tony Dungy, who made headlines this week in regard to a series of controversial remarks about Michael Sam of the St. Louis Rams.

In a blog post on AFA's website,...

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Eric Stonestreet Says His 'Modern Family' Character, Cam, Is A 'Bossy, Fussy Bottom'

(9) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:32 AM

Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet dropped by HuffPost Live this week, where he sounded off on his gay "Modern Family" character, Cam Tucker.

Although he is straight, Stonestreet said playing a gay role on such a high-profile TV series has garnered him admiration from male fans.

"I’m a...

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How Transgender Teen Jordan K. Is Navigating High School

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 10:11 AM

Transgender teen Jordan K. recalled the experience of coming out as transgender while still in elementary school in an interview with HuffPost Live.

"When I was first coming out in elementary school, I had a lot of hate towards me," Jordan recalled. "I didn’t want to come out because...

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Gays Are Possessed By 'Putrid-Smelling' Demons That Pigs Would Reject, Bert Farias Claims

(71) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Holy Fire Ministries founder Bert Farias penned an eyebrow-raising piece about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Charisma magazine, arguing that homosexuality is "demonic" and will have "destructive physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences."

In his piece, Farias asks LGBT people and advocates to "please...

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Michael Sam Had Second Guesses About Coming Out As Gay, While Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Provided Support

(8) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Michael Sam reveals that he second-guessed his decision to come out as gay ahead of the NFL draft in a new interview with "Good Morning America."

"I was like, 'Maybe I shouldn't have done what I did.' You know?" Sam, who made history as the first openly...

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Obama Is Using Malaysia Airlines Crash To Advance 'Radical Homosexual Agenda,' According To Bryan Fischer

(58) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:46 PM

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer fired off at President Barack Obama's response to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last week.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Fischer pointed to the president's acknowledgement of the loss of a group of World Health...

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A Guide To Gay Culture Shame, Courtesy Of 'The Meeting' Star Justin Sayre

(24) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:52 PM

In his latest video clip for HuffPost Gay Voices, writer-actor Justin Sayre sounds off on what he describes as "bottom-of-the-barrel" staples of gay culture, like the "Real Housewives" reality franchise and 1990s nostalgia.

"You used to be the arbiters of style," Sayre proclaims in the clip, shot at a...

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Jonathan Demme 'Applauded' The LGBT Backlash Against 'Silence Of The Lambs'

(12) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Director Jonathan Demme says he “applauded” the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community's criticism of his seminal 1991 film, "The Silence of the Lambs."

Still, the Oscar winner told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri that many of the arguments against the movie's portrayal...

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GLAAD's 2014 Studio Responsibility Index Ranks LGBT Representation In Hollywood

(50) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:27 AM

Seventeen major Hollywood movies may have included characters that identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) last year, but there's still work to be done in terms of representing the community fairly and equally, a new report has found.

With many of those 17 films limiting...

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Russell T. Davies Plans 'Tofu' Series About Modern Sex Culture

(12) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:44 PM

The creator of one of the most iconic gay-themed TV shows of all time has plans for a steamy new series featuring plenty of same-sex encounters.

Russell T. Davies, who penned the original British installment of "Queer as Folk," has announced plans for "Tofu," an

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Robin De Jesús On 'Mother Jones And The Children's Crusade' At The New York Musical Theatre Festival

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:05 AM

Before his film debut in the cult musical "Camp" and Tony-nominated stints in "In The Heights" and "La Cage aux Folles," Robin De Jesús was a standout performer at Crystal Theatre, a Connecticut-based nonprofit drama company.

This summer, the 29-year-old actor...

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NOM Pledges A 'Void Chase' Boycott Following Employee Survey On LGBT Issues

(40) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:16 PM

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is targeting JP Morgan Chase in its latest boycott, following reports of a survey distributed to international bank employees which included a question in regard to their support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

NOM President Brian Brown...

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Magdo Haro Of New Mexico Allegedly Beat And Sexually Abused Teen Daughter For Being Gay

(36) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 1:31 PM

A New Mexico woman could face hate crime charges after allegedly beating and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter, who identifies as a lesbian.

Dona Ana county officials told KFOX-14 that Magdo Haro repeatedly beat her daughter with a shoe after learning that she was gay....

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Neil Patrick Harris Is The Face Of Heineken Light (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Neil Patrick Harris can now add "beer spokesman" to his ever-growing list of accomplishments.

The 41-year-old Tony and Emmy Award winner is the star of a new campaign for the reformulated Heineken Light, which nabbed the "Best Tasting Low Calorie Lager" title at the 2013...

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Michael Urie Says Coming Out Is Still Something Actors 'Have To Think About' In Hollywood

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Michael Urie looked back on his early experiences as a gay actor in Hollywood in a new interview with Frontiers.

The 33-year-old actor, who is currently starring in the Los Angeles production of "Buyer & Cellar," told the publication that "things were very different" when he began...

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