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Norwich University Blocks Yik Yak App On Campus

AP | Tyler Kingkade | September 24, 2014 | College
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont college president has blocked access to an anonymous social media site because he says it was being used for cyberattacks against some students. Norwich University President Richard Schneider says he realized his decision to block access to the Yik Yak application via the school's...

Former President Jimmy Carter On Gay Rights: Jesus Christ Never Discriminated Against Anyone

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | September 24, 2014 | Religion
A packed college auditorium roared with applause when former President Jimmy Carter took a stand for gay rights. When asked about his views on human rights and the LGBT community, Carter schooled the crowd at Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College with some of his Christian theology. “I never knew...

Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis And Kerry Washington Are Just As Badass As Their Characters

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | September 24, 2014 | Women
For the few who haven't heard, Shonda Rhimes is pretty damn awesome. She's a screenwriter/director, was named one of TIME's most influential people in 2013 and owns her own production company. And the actresses she employs are not far behind. On Thursday, Sept. 25, Rhimes'...

Nate Berkus And Jeremiah Brent Are Expecting A Baby Via Surrogate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent will soon be a party of three. As People and US Weekly are both reporting, the "American Dream Builders" designer, 43, confirmed on Facebook that he and Brent, 29, are expecting their first child via a...

A Beautiful Thing Happened After Gay Couple's Wedding Was Ruined By Homophobic Slurs

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
The wedding ceremony of an Arizona gay couple was tainted with hate when their loving moment was interrupted by homophobic jeers. Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson decided to have their wedding beside the water at Centennial Park on Coronado Island, near San Diego, California, on the evening...

Our Transgender Child

Salon | Caroline Bologna | September 24, 2014 | Parents
In the fall of 2009, we welcomed a beautiful redheaded baby girl into our family. We swaddled her in pink and lace, bought baby dolls we expected her to play with soon. But Lola had other plans. Lola had no interest in dolls, instead gravitating toward trucks, cars and dinosaurs....

Emma Watson Is Right -- Don't Take Potshots at Fathers

Time | Caroline Bologna | September 24, 2014 | Parents
Men suffer from gender stereotyping, too. Sometimes -- perhaps especially -- dear old dads get the worst of it.

Does Kathryn Knott, Suspect In Alleged Philadelphia Anti-Gay Attack, Have A Homophobic History?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
The social media presence of one of three Pennsylvania-based suspects in an alleged anti-gay attack has come under intense scrutiny after the woman turned herself in this week. Katherine Knott is reportedly being charged with criminal conspiracy and two counts each of aggravated and simple...

India Welcomes Its First Transgender News Anchor

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
India's first transgender news anchor is already a star. Lotus News, a news station based out of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, first featured Padmini Prakash on the air less than a month ago and she has already been promoted to anchor the 7...

Kate McKinnon Rubs Up On Chris Pratt In First 'SNL' Promos Of The Season

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | September 24, 2014 | Comedy
Don't worry, she also invites Anna Faris to join the party. In the first promos for the 40th season of "Saturday Night Live," cast member Kate McKinnon puts some hilarious pressure on first-time host Chris Pratt, loses her mind over his abs and puts...

Philip Williams And Katherine Knott, Philadelphia Gay Beating Case Defendants, Turn Themselves In

AP | Curtis M. Wong | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a "fist fight ... got out of hand," and not, as Philadelphia police believe, during a homophobic attack. Police said...

Inside The Beautifully Banal Daily Lives Of Thailand's Transgender Women (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | September 24, 2014 | Arts
Thanks to the semi-magical invention known as the camera, viewers glued to their computer screens can gain intimate access into spaces, times, and lives they otherwise could never have seen. Sometimes these images are memorable for the striking differences they reveal in comparison to our daily lives. However, oftentimes the...

Indonesia's Aceh Province Considers Caning As Gay Sex Punishment

AP | Curtis M. Wong | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — People caught having homosexual sex could be publicly caned in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province if an Islam-inspired draft law is approved this week. Lawmaker Moharriadi Syafari said a majority of provincial legislators supported criminalizing gay sex. They are debating the law with a view to...

Montana Catholic Parish Divided Over Priest's Decision To Ban Married Gay Couple From Communion

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | September 24, 2014 | Religion
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorce, live separately and write a statement affirming that a marriage is between a man and a woman....

2 Men, 1 Woman Charged With Beating Gay Couple In Philadelphia

AP | Michael McLaughlin | September 24, 2014 | Crime
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and a woman were being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The case gained attention when police posted a video of the well-dressed suspects out on the town that night, and online...

Gay California Woman Denied Driver's License In Texas

Lydia O'Connor | September 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
A California woman who recently moved to Texas says she was denied a driver’s license because her new state would not recognize the last name she took in a same-sex marriage. Connie Wilson took her spouse Aimee’s last name when they legally married in California. The couple...

Chelsea Manning Sues Pentagon For Hormone Therapy: 'I Do Not Believe I Will Be Able To Survive'

Matt Sledge | September 24, 2014 | Politics
Chelsea Manning on Tuesday sued Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Pentagon in federal court for access to hormone therapy, warning that her mental condition is rapidly deteriorating in the face of more than a year of military officials' delays. In August 2013, the WikiLeaks source formerly known as Bradley...

'Sisters Of The Wicked Wig' Explores Drag Culture In Brooklyn, New York

James Nichols | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
In late 2013 and early 2014, HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols spent six months exploring the explosion of drag culture in northern Brooklyn through a 25-part series called "Queer New World." Now, a documentary that elevates the voices of this community in a different...

Chile's La Polar Clothing Company Edits Gay Online Ad, Inspiring Pro-LGBT Parody (VIDEO)

Curtis M. Wong | September 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
A Chilean clothing retailer has sparked controversy after trimming an online advertisement featuring same-sex couples kissing. As the BBC is reporting, Chile's la Polar appeared to suddenly replace the clip with a toned-down version two days after its initial release. Still, the move prompted Chilean lesbian, gay,...

Jazz, Transgender Teen, Co-Authors Book About Transitioning

James Nichols | September 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
One of our favorite role models for transgender youth is embarking on a new endeavor: co-authoring a children's book that aims to show all children that they can live as their own authentic selves. Transgender teen Jazz first garnered national attention when she spoke to Barbara Walters at...
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