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Yoav Sivan

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A Promising Report Card

Yoav Sivan | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
What is surprising in The Declining Significance of Homophobia, sociologist Mark McCormack's new book from Oxford University Press, is not that homophobia among 16- to 18-year-old boys in secondary education in the U.K. has declined, but that it has fallen out of fashion.
Kyle Knight

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New Global Survey Examines Health and Human Rights of Gay Men

Kyle Knight | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
The Global Men's Health and Rights (GMHR) survey focuses on factors that affect the health of MSM around the world, including discrimination, access to services, and criminalization of homosexuality. The survey also assesses factors that promote resilience and well-being.
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

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Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Coming out is not a singular event. We need to do it over and over again in casual conversations, despite the associated risks, and in more important conversations like job interviews. The more we do it, the more we can teach and influence others.
Lynn Casper

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Is Your Marriage Threatened by Gay Marriage in North Carolina? (VIDEO)

Lynn Casper | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Bryant

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The Top 10 LGBT Honeymoon Destinations

Jeremy Bryant | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Now that more states in the U.S. have legalized gay marriage, there's even more reason to take a gay honeymoon. But where to? I've compiled a list of the top 10 gay and lesbian honeymoon destinations Queertrip.com travelers are heading to.
Ian Thompson

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Racial Justice and LGBT Equality: Moving Beyond the Politics of 'Divide and Conquer'

Ian Thompson | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
New data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau clearly show that the race-based "divide and conquer" strategies being pursued by organizations like NOM not only are ugly and divisive but fly in the face of reality.
American Anthropological Association

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Defending 'Traditional' Marriage? Whose Definition? What Tradition?

American Anthropological Association | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
To reject a type of marital arrangement because of its supposed incompatibility with "the traditional definition of marriage" only calls attention to the speaker's ignorance of well-known ethnographic and historic facts.
Rev. Gil Caldwell

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The United Methodist Church Has Voted to Be Inclusive Before. Can We Do It Again?

Rev. Gil Caldwell | June 30, 2012 | Religion
This week, I'm watching and praying for the United Methodist Church as they meet in General Conference. Among all the issues, there are major decisions about whether lesbian and gay people can be married and serve as clergy.
A.J. Walkley

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Self-Segregation in LGBT-Specific Schools?

A.J. Walkley | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
While schools like Q High are certainly more welcoming of LGBT students than public schools might be, is the creation of such institutions pushing the gay rights movement back as opposed to moving it forward?
John Becker

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Maryland Cardinal Mandates That Marriage Discrimination Letter Be Read Aloud at Mass

John Becker | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
The office of Baltimore Cardinal Edwin O'Brien required that a pro-marriage-discrimination letter authored by the cardinal himself be read aloud at Mass this past weekend as part of a petition drive.
Alvin McEwen

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The National Organization for Marriage's Comments on Same-Sex Couples and Their Children Go Beyond the Pale (VIDEO)

Alvin McEwen | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Caroline Rothstein

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The Real 30 Things Women/Womyn Should Have and Know Before Turning 30

Caroline Rothstein | June 30, 2012 | Women
Glamour caters to a specific audience demographic: white, heterosexual middle and upper class women. However, I'm concerned with how "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30" is marketed to speak for all women. Consider this my response.
Robyn Harper

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An Open Letter to One Million Moms: Bullies by Another Name

Robyn Harper | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Campaigns hinging on intolerance will ultimately be the cause of their own failure. They will never be winners. Why? Because discrimination can never be a winner. The very foundation upon which your campaigns are run shakes.
Wayne Maines

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Bullying and Harassment -- Our Children Do Not Forget

Wayne Maines | June 30, 2012 | Parents
We need to demand real change in our schools and in our communities.
John Shore

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Dan Savage, Bullying and the Truth about Gays and the Bible

John Shore | June 30, 2012 | Religion
Besides the fact that he was raised in a devoutly Catholic home and is the country's leading gay activist, who is Dan Savage to say anything at all about the ages-old Christian condemnation of gay people?
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

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Meet Dr. Hadland and Dr. Vassy

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
During our primary-care crisis, should the U.S. be using valuable resources to deport Harvard-trained primary-care physicians who want to serve patients and also remain in the same country as their spouses? According to DOMA, it should.
Michelangelo Signorile

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Gay Men Who Lesbian-Bash: What's Up With That?

Michelangelo Signorile | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Why would a gay man make a homophobic comment about a lesbian? Actually, it's all too common. And much of it (but certainly not all) comes from gay conservatives who seem to be embarrassed by much of the LGBT community.