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Femen Activists Who Protested Topless At Notre Dame Cleared Of Charges

AP | Antonia Blumberg | September 12, 2014 | Religion
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who restrained the women were too violent. Prosecutors had sought thousands of euros in fines against activists...

These Are The Top U.S. Cities For Couples, According To Rent.com

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | September 11, 2014 | Weddings
Living in a big metropolis like Manhattan, Los Angeles or Chicago can an awesome experience for young lovebirds. But there are plenty of other smaller, lesser-known cities that have a lot to offer. Rent.com recently compiled a list of the best U.S. cities for couples based on factors...

Nev From 'Catfish' Was Kicked Out Of Sarah Lawrence For Punching A Girl

Vulture | Alexandra Svokos | September 11, 2014 | College
In his new book, In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, Nev Schulman -- the boyish host of the MTV show Catfish -- writes about the time he was “tossed out” of Sarah Lawrence College for punching a girl in the face. In the passage, Schulman...

Religious Acceptance Of Gays Is On The Rise, Duke Study

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | September 11, 2014 | Religion
Religious congregations are warming up to LGBT issues more and more, according to the results of a recent study out of Duke University. Conducted by Duke sociology professor Mark Chaves, the National Congregations Study investigated the shift in acceptance of gay and lesbian congregants from 2006...

Catholic League Drops Out of NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | September 11, 2014 | Religion
The Catholic League has backed out of the nation’s largest and oldest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, criticizing event organizers for letting an LGBT group march under a gay pride banner, while allegedly leaving anti-abortion groups out in the cold. For the first time in 20 years, the Catholic League for...

New Jersey 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ban Upheld

Reuters | Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Politics
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian children. By a 3-0 vote, a panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban, which...

'Girl-On-Girl' Movies, Sexual Molestation Might Have Caused Young Woman To Be Gay, Pat Robertson Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
Conservative U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson claimed that sexual abuse or an influx of "girl-on-girl" movies in Hollywood may be causing a 21-year-old woman to be attracted to other women. As Right Wing Watch first reported, Robertson was responding to a mother who wrote in, concerned over the...

NARAL Pounces On Sheldon Whitehouse For Pledging Support To Michael Boggs

Jennifer Bendery | September 11, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading abortion rights organization isn't wasting any time in pushing back on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) for saying he plans to support controversial judicial nominee Michael Boggs. Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, became the first Democrat to throw his support behind President Barack...

Why The 'Gay Parent Trap' Is Shifting Queer Culture, According To Justin Sayre Of 'The Meeting'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
Writer-performer Justin Sayre laments the demise of queer culture and the rise of what he describes as "the gay parent trap" in his latest clip for HuffPost Gay Voices. In a recent installment of his variety show, "The Meeting," Sayre pokes fun at news that the final season of...

Study Claims Hollywood Is Not So Gay Friendly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
Think Hollywood is some sort of queer utopia when members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are free to be their authentic selves? Think again. A new study from UCLA’s LGBT think tank Williams Institute interviewed 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members about their experiences with anti-gay sentiment...

A Look At 'Will And Grace' At The Smithsonian (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | September 12, 2014 | Gay Voices
An awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history is crucial -- and The Smithsonian is making an active effort to help queers place themselves within a historical narrative of the LGBT movement. Last month, it was announced that The Smithsonian would be adding items from LGBT...

Stevie Nicks On Her Gay Fans And How She Would've Come Out To The Media

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
Stevie Nicks has long courted a sizable gay fanbase -- not that it's ever occurred to her in any formal way. "I can’t say that I’m so glad that gay people like my music, because I have never looked at gay people as different from...

Rosie O'Donnell On Returning To ‘The View' And Her Good Health

Variety | James Nichols | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
The last person who thought Rosie O’Donnell would ever return to “The View” was Rosie O’Donnell. In the spring of 2007, the talk show host opted not to renew her contract with the gabfest created by Barbara Walters, even though her controversial opinions gave the program a ratings boost. Then,...

Ben Rimalower On His New Show, 'Bad With Money,' And How Being Gay Has Impacted His Finances

Curtis M. Wong | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
In the acclaimed one-man show “Patti Issues,” Ben Rimalower used his passion for Broadway diva Patti LuPone as the foil to a deeper narrative about his fractured relationship with his father. For “Bad With Money,” the openly gay writer-performer opted to wrestle with another personal (and,...

'Sherlock' Star Andrew Scott On New Film 'Pride': 'It's Not A Gay Film, I Don't Act Gay'

Caroline Frost | September 11, 2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Scott seems to have cornered the market in dark-eyed intensity on the small screen, whether it’s as a brooding, bruised cop opposite Christopher Eccleston ('Blackout'), a son dealing with the sudden death of his parents (‘The Town’) or his slitheringly sexual Moriarty, matching...

Anti-Gay Harlem Church Pastor Claims Michael Sam May Marry 9-Year-Old Boy

James Nichols | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
He's at it again. The pastor of the ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., notorious for his anti-gay proclamations by way of his church signs, has made another outlandish claim about the queer community. In a recent video featured on Right Wing Watch, James David Manning claims that...

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Says STIs, AIDS Are God's Penalty For 'Immorality'

Cavan Sieczkowski | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is sharing his thoughts on how AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases can be traced back to God's wrath. The reality star sat down Tuesday for a radio interview with Tony Perkins, president of conservative Christian group Family Research Council. Perkins asked Robertson about the...

6 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Reflect On 9/11

Lauren Duca | September 11, 2014 | Arts
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. As we move farther from the day, it has become no less difficult to process the tragedy. Here are six documentaries available for streaming that might help through whatever reflection you choose to observe. The Heroes: "9/11" (available via...

If Lesbians Said The Things Straight People Say, Straight People Would Get Pretty Offended

Avery Stone | September 10, 2014 | Gay Voices
The things straight people say to lesbians can often be straight-up offensive. A new BuzzFeed sketch, posted online Sept. 5, uses a humorous role reversal to make a legitimate point: The way straight people objectify lesbians in everyday conversations -- even under the guise of being complimentary --...

Nick Jonas Can't Stop Showing Off His Abs At NYC Gay Clubs

James Nichols | September 11, 2014 | Gay Voices
We already know Nick Jonas is all grown up -- and now he's making his rounds at the local NYC gay clubs? First, Jonas was the special guest at NYC nightlife legend Kenny Kenny's new queer Sunday party called Up & Down. Instagram user fordnando captured...
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